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Man pleads guilty to killing his wife who died by beheading

Timothy Allen was yesterday sentenced in The Old Bailey.

Image: Cambridgeshire Police

A MAN HAS admitted to killing his wife who was found beheaded at a house in Cambridgeshire.

Bio-scientist Samantha Ho was discovered at the property on Curlew Place, St Neots on 29 August last year.

Timothy Allen appeared at The Old Bailey yesterday via video link to enter his plea of guilty to a charge of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

He is set to be sentenced on 17 March.

On the day of the incident, armed officers attended the scene after receiving an emergency call.

A post-mortem later found that Ho had died from multiple cuts to her neck.

Following the incident Allen was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital for treatment for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

He was later taken to the local police station and charged with Ho’s murder.

Speaking earlier today, Detective Inspector Richard Wall from the major crime unit with the Cambridgeshire Police said: “Timothy Allen’s plea today will bring closure to the police investigation but will never bring Samantha back.”

Our deepest sympathies are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

A spokesperson for Samantha Ho’s family said: “She was a well-loved, well-respected, kind hearted young lady.

She had a bright future ahead of her with lots of aspirations. She wanted to be a great scientist, have time to travel the world, realise he dreams and spend more time with family.

Comments have been disabled on this article as sentencing is pending. 

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