Man charged with murder over death of 34-year-old Belfast woman Kat Patton

Kat Parton was found murdered in her Belfast home.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 34-year-old Kathryn Parton, who was found dead at her home in Madrid Street in east Belfast on Wednesday. A 43-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man have also been charged in connection with Ms Parton’s death with the offences of assisting an offender and aiding and abetting a breach of bail. The woman has also been charged with the offence of attempting to pervert the course of justice. All three are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday, May 20. Ms Parton, known as Kat, was found dead with head injuries in a house in the Madrid Street area on Wednesday afternoon. Detective Inspector Michelle Griffin said officers received a report of the death of a woman at 4.25 pm on Wednesday and, upon arrival at the house, discovered the body of a woman in a bedroom who had sustained serious injuries to her head. Ms Griffin said her thoughts are “first and foremost with Kathryn’s family, who are left trying to come to terms with their loss”. Alliance East Belfast MLA Peter McReynolds said it was “an extremely sad and distressing incident”. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of a woman in East Belfast,” he said. “This is an extremely sad and distressing incident and my thoughts and sympathies are with the family of the victim. “This tragic event has shocked local residents and the wider community upon hearing this upsetting news.”

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