A man on trial for murdering his wife described to court today the moments before she died.
The body of John Yates' wife Barbara was found in the boot of his car outside St Asaph police station last July.
Mr Yates, 58 and from Warrington, said they had been in his car together, arguing. He said he held his wife around the throat, headbutted her and hit her.
His defence barrister asked: "Did you hit her until she was was dead?" He replied: "I think so." He asked "Did you intend to kill her?" Mr Yates replied: "No. That was the last thing I wanted." "My head went. I had no plan", he said.
He told the court he covered her in a tarpaulin and drove the body to Wales. He denies murder, but admits manslaughter. The trial, at Caernarfon Crown Court, continues.
More top news
We had a few wintry flurries today, with snow falling over higher ground. It will dry out overnight, but frost and ice will form in places.
Campaigners hit out at a north Wales council after councillors backed plans to be the first in Wales with four-weekly bin collections.
A major crime review team raised concerns around the initial investigation, and the document was "a trigger" for the Surrey Police probe.