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Sheffield man admits mum and daughter killings

Julie Hill, 51, and her mother Rose, 75 Image copyright Family handout
Image caption The bodies of Julie and Rose Hill were discovered at a house in Shirebrook, Derbyshire

A man has admitted killing a woman and her daughter who were found dead at a house in Derbyshire.

Christopher Whelan, 21, admitted the killings after the bodies of Julie Hill, 51, and her mother Rose, 75, were discovered in Shirebrook in February.

Whelan appeared at Nottingham Crown Court and pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter.

The defendant, of Dransfield Road, Sheffield, is due to be sentenced on Friday.

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Officers said Julie Hill lived at the address in Station Road, Shirebrook, while her mother lived in Sheffield.

Image caption Christopher Whelan, from Sheffield, is set to be sentenced after admitting killing the mother and daughter

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