Darlington Manslaughter plea

A man has admitted the manslaughter of 80-year-old landlady Sybil Sibthorpe who was found beaten to death in Darlington.

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Manslaughter plea over Darlington woman's death

Sybil Sibthorpe's body was discovered in May 2013

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.

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