Man jailed for manslaughter of Darlington grandmother

Lee Grainger has been jailed for life after admitting the manslaughter of Darlington grandmother Sybil Sibthorpe.

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Grainger will serve at least 12 and a half years

Grainger admitted to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility

Lee Grainger will serve at least 12 and a half years of a life sentence for the manslaughter of Darlington grandmother Sybil Sibthorpe.

He had previously admitted to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility after psychiatric experts found he lost his self-control due to a head injury.

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Tribute from Sybil Sibthorpe's family

Sybil Sibthorpe's body was discovered in May 2013

"Our cheerful home is now cold, soulless, empty and silent without her. No one will ever understand the pain that has been inflicted on our family when she was taken away from us in the most cruel, evil and scary way. She was a peaceful, hardworking and very talented lady who we all miss very much."

Man jailed for manslaughter of Darlington gran

Lee Grainger has been jailed for life after admitting the manslaughter of Darlington grandmother Sybil Sibthorpe.

Grainger previously admitted the offence on the grounds of diminished responsibility after psychiatric experts found that he lost his self-control due to a head injury.

Lee Edward Grainger had previously admitted the manslaughter of Sybil Sibthorpe on the grounds of diminished responsibility after psychiatric experts found that he lost his self-control due to a head injury he suffered in a motorbike crash.

Mrs Sibthorpe, from Darlington, was found dead in the garden of her flat in Haughton Road, Darlington, on May 8 this year.

He was sentenced to serve at least 12 and a half years at Teesside Crown Court.

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