Rebecca admits killing her mum, but still faces trial for murder

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Southport teenager Rebecca Durkin, 19, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her mum Clancy Durkin when she appeared at Liverpool Crown Court.

The Southport College student denied a single count of murder which was not accepted by prosecutors.

Rebecca, of Guildford Road, Birkdale, will now face a trial expected to last more than a week beginning on June 30.

Her mother Clancy Durkin, 55, was discovered after an emergency call was made on January 7.

A post-mortem examination revealed that she had died as a result of asphyxiation.

At the time colleagues paid tribute to the domestic assistant as a “lovely person”.

Clancy DURKINAbove: Clancy Durkin

Rebecca Durkin greeted the judge and politely answered questions put to her over a video link from HMP Styal before denying murder.

When she was asked her plea to the manslaughter, she replied: “Guilty to manslaughter, yes.”

Brian Cummings, QC, prosecuting, said: “The plea is not acceptable to the crown. We would like a jury to decide this.”

Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, told her: “Your next appearance will be at this court on June 30 when your trial will take place. In the mean time you will remain in custody.”

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