A 19-year-old man has admitted killing his younger sister at a holiday park last summer.
Matthew Selby appeared at Mold Crown Court on Monday morning and pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his sister Amanda, 15.
Amanda died after police were called to a “domestic disturbance” at the Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Towyn, near Abergele, North Wales, on Saturday, July 31, 2021.
Selby, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, had been due to stand trial for her murder later this month.
He appeared via video link from HMP Berwyn for the hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes.
Ian Unsworth QC, prosecuting, told the court that the Crown Prosecution Service had accepted the plea to manslaughter, based on close analysis of psychiatric reports.
Judge Rhys Rowlands said: “I too have read the reports from both psychiatrists and plainly I understand the decision taken by the Crown.”
Gordon Cole QC, defending, said Selby would be seen again by a psychiatrist before his sentencing.
Judge Rowlands adjourned the case for sentencing on March 18.
Following her death, Amanda’s family released a statement through North Wales Police, which said: “Amanda was a loving daughter and granddaughter – she was caring, thoughtful, liked to help others and very much loved. She will be very sadly missed.”
Her school, Droylsden Academy in Greater Manchester, also paid tribute to her.
A message on its website said: “Our school family is devastated by this awful news. Amanda was a lovely student and she will be sorely missed by students and staff.”
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