A man has admitted killing a mother of two has pled guilty to manslaughter despite being initially charged with murder.
The mother of two that was killed, Levi Ogden, aged 26, was discovered in Silver Street, Halifax, in November, however sadly died later in hospital as a result of her injuries
Lloyd Birkby, aged 27, was initially charged with murdering Ms Ogden, but prosecutors accepted his plea of guilty to a charge of manslaughter. The now-convicted killer also pleaded guilty to common assault in relation to another woman on the same night.
Appearing via video-link at Bradford Crown Court, Birkby, of Langdale Street in Elland, West Yorkshire, was remanded in custody and told he would be sentenced on 8 April.
Prosecutor Dafydd Enoch QC said the intended pleas were considered in detail both with the team involved in the investigation and Ms Ogden’s family. “The bottom line is that plea is acceptable to the Crown,” he said.
Mr Enoch said the prosecution intended to offer no evidence on the murder charge.
Birkby’s defence barrister Stephen Wood QC told the judge that a psychologist’s assessment of his client was currently ongoing.
Judge Jonathan Rose said Birkby would be sentenced for the manslaughter and common assault by the Recorder of Leeds next month.
He made clear that a prison sentence would be his fate when returning back to court, “You know full well a custodial sentence will follow.” Judge Jonathan Rose added.
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