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A former policeman admitted today that he did stab his wife to death at her town centre hairdresser's salon. Ivan Esack pleaded guilty to manslaughter. But he said he didn't murder her because of his diminished responsibility.
A forensic psychiatrist told Maidstone Crown Court that he was suffering from personality disorders that could provide an explanation for the killing. And his lawyer said someone with his medical condition cannot be convicted of murder. Derek Johnson reports.
Our correspondent Derek Johnson is at Maidstone Crown Court for the trial of Ivan Esack. The former police man is on trial for the murder of his estranged wife Natalie at her hair salon in Ashford.