Tyne & Wear

Mark Arthur admits killing wife Heather in Gosforth

Gosforth death scene
Image caption Heather Arthur was found stabbed to death at her home in Gosforth

The husband of a woman found dead at their Newcastle home has admitted killing her, but denies her murder.

Heather Arthur, 50, was discovered stabbed to death in Woodbine Road, Gosforth, in April.

Appearing at Newcastle Crown Court, Mark Arthur, 49, of Woodbine Road, pleaded guilty to her manslaughter but denied murder.

The plea was not accepted by prosecutors and he will stand trial for murder on 23 September.

The hearing was told Mr Arthur, who was remanded in custody, could not recall how the fatal wound was inflicted.

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