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Cornish pensioner sentenced for killing wife

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3:26pm 22nd November 2017
(Updated 3:26pm 22nd November 2017)

An elderly man from north Cornwall has been sentenced for killing his wife.

Pirate FM told you Douglas Addison from St Merryn near Padstow was charged with murder, after Avis was found dead at home.

The 89-year-old from Trehemborne Road denied the charge when he was arrested, after it happened back in February.

He was remanded in custody and later transferred to hospital for mental health checks.

Addison, who was deemed unfit to enter a plea because of his dementia, has been handed a hospital order.

The pensioner was unable to attend his trial at Exeter Crown Court but the jury found that he did the act as charged.

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DCI Jo Hall said: "Mrs Addison was found deceased by medical professionals who had visited the property following concerns being raised in relation to the couple. Mrs Addison had sustained numerous injuries and Mr Addison was arrested at the home address.

"Mr Addison has not been fit to stand trial due to medical issues. Yesterday, Douglas Addison was found guilty of doing the act that killed Mrs Addison by suffocating her. The sentence passed is by way of a Hospital Order.

"This is very sad set of circumstances and my thoughts remain with the family of Mr and Mrs Addison".

Judge Mr Justice Dingemans said: "The evidence was all one way. May I thank the family for their attendance through this very sad set of proceedings".

3:26pm 22nd November 2017

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