A man has admitted stabbing a mother-of-five to death and making threats to kill.
Carl Harrison pleaded guilty to murdering Rachel Evans at a house on Hignett Avenue in St Helens on 11 March.
The 46-year-old, of Hignett Avenue, St Helens, also admitted assault by beating at Liverpool Crown Court.
He was remanded in custody ahead of a sentencing hearing scheduled for 14 June at the same court.
Paying tribute to Ms Evans in March, her family said the 46-year-old had been "a loving mother to five boys, a sister and an aunt".