York & North Yorkshire

Peter Harris admits manslaughter of Elsie Mowbray in York

A man has admitted killing an elderly woman who died in hospital a week after he burgled her home.

Elsie Mowbray, 87, suffered a head injury when Peter Anthony Harris, 33, broke into her house on Leeman Road, York, on 1 January.

Harris, who was originally charged with murder, pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court to manslaughter, burglary and to a separate charge of robbery.

He will be sentenced at the same court on 8 July.

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