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Woman tells jury she 'lost it' and then shot her mother

A woman accused of burying her parents in their garden after murdering them told a jury of the moment she "lost it" and shot her mother. Susan Edwards and her husband Christopher both deny murder.

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Susan Edwards: Mother 'kept going on and on'

Former Librarian Edwards told a jury how she was woken in the night by a noise while she was visiting her parents without her husband over a bank holiday weekend in May 1998 at their home in Blenheim Close, in the Forest Town area of Mansfield.

Susan Edwards. Credit: Nottinghamshire police

Edwards told a jury she got up and went into bedroom where the door was ajar and the light was on, adding: "I saw my father on the floor and my mother standing over him.

"I knew my father was dead. I don't know how I knew, I just knew,

"[My mother] kept saying all of these things. She said she knew of my father's abuse," Edwards said.

"She kept going on and on.

"At some point I lost it. I shot my mother."

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