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A man has admitted manslaughter after a landlady was found beaten to death in Darlington.
80-year-old Sybil Sibthorpe was found dead at a property she owned in May.
Frances Read reports.
A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Sybil Sibthorpe from Darlington.
Lee Grainger, 41, of St George's Hall, Elmfield, Darlington, had denied murdering the 80-year-old grandmother, who was found with head injuries in the garden of a property in Haughton Road, Darlington, in May.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Teesside Crown Court.