Man admits to manslaughter after killing ex-partner and her son

Daniel Boulton

Man admits to manslaughter after killing ex-partner and her son

A man accused of murdering his ex-partner and her nine-year-old son has today(18 January) admitted manslaughter.

Daniel Boulton, 30, of Skegness, is accused of deliberately stabbing his former partner Bethany Vincent, 26 and her son, Darren Henson, nine, to death in their home on High Holme Road, Louth on May 31 last year.

Emergency services including police and paramedics were called to the scene at 8:29pm the same day.

Ms Vincent and her son were sadly pronounced dead at the scene, and were confirmed to have suffered multiple stab wounds.

Boulton denies murder and today admitted unlawfully killing Ms Vincent and her son, on the second day of his trial.

He also entered a guilty plea to assaulting off-duty police officer PC Stephen Dennis with intent to resist arrest the day after the killings at Hubbards Hill, Louth.

Mr Justice Pepperall told the jury Boulton now accepts causing the unlawful deaths of Miss Vincent and Darren Henson and the issue they now have to decide is if he is guilty of murder.

The jury heard Ms Vincent had a restraining order against Boulton at the time of her death.

Prosecutors said Boulton had admitted stabbing the mum and son. But he claimed he was suffering from a mental health condition which impaired his ability to form rational judgement and exercise self-control.

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