Son pleads guilty to manslaughter of mother in Portstewart home

Margaret 'Margo' Evans sustained serious head injuries when she was attacked and beaten at the family's home in Knockancor Drive on 4 June, 2014.
 PACEMAKER BELFAST.
Margaret 'Margo' Evans sustained serious head injuries when she was attacked and beaten at the family's home in Knockancor Drive on 4 June, 2014. PACEMAKER BELFAST.

A man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother in their family home almost two years ago.

Alun Kinney Evans, 34, had previously denied murdering Margaret Evans in Portstewart on June 4, 2014.

Alun Kinney Evans has admitted manslaughter. 
Picture: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Alun Kinney Evans has admitted manslaughter. Picture: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

At Antrim Crown Court sitting in Belfast on Tuesday, Evans pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his mother on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Ms Evans, a 69-year-old hairdresser who was known locally as Margo, was found dead in the Knockancor Drive home she shared with her son.

Mr Justice Treacy remanded Evans back into custody and he will be sentenced on June 9.