South East Wales

Iris Owens: Son admits Ystrad Mynach murder of mother

Iris Owens Image copyright Gwent Police

A son has admitted the murder of his 75-year-old mother at her home in Caerphilly county last May.

Robert Owens, 47, pleaded guilty to killing Iris Owens, in Ystrad Mynach, near Caerphilly.

He appeared via videolink from Cardiff prison for the hearing at the city's crown court. He is due to be sentenced next month.

Judge Eleri Rees ordered him to be seen by a psychiatrist "because of the peculiar nature of the case".

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