Youth pleads guilty to pensioner’s murder in Shadwell care home
- Credit: Metropolitan Police Service
A teenager who strangled and stabbed a pensioner in the neck is facing life in jail after pleading guilty to her murder.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted killing 88-year-old Margery Gilbey in her care home room in Shadwell.
Mrs Gilbey was found dead by a care assistant at the Sonali Gardens sheltered accommodation in Sutton Street on May 24 this year.
The shaven-headed youth, from Romford, had stabbed and strangled her and ransacked her room.
He changed his plea on the first day of the trial at the Old Bailey on Monday, where a court order banned his identification until he turns 18 this Friday.
You may also want to watch:
The youth will be sentenced on November 8 after defence lawyers have supplied medical evidence.
Judge John Bevan QC said: “The sentence will inevitably be one of detention for life because you have pleaded guilty to murder. I will give you such credit as I can for your plea of guilty.”
- 1 Election 2021: Live updates for GLA seat and referendums
- 2 Tower Hamlets votes to keep directly-elected mayoral post
- 3 Blaze at Canary Wharf tower block with cladding issue
- 4 Racist vandalism keyed on cars parked in street on Isle of Dogs
- 5 Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson set to depart
- 6 Early front-runners for Leyton Orient managerial vacancy
- 7 New Providence Wharf fire: Two in hospital and 42 treated at scene
- 8 Politicians join forces on referendum about Tower Hamlets mayor
- 9 Mayor or leader: Your choice on May 6
- 10 'I'm backing leader and cabinet model in Tower Hamlets referendum'
He was remanded in custody until sentencing.