Man, 43, is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his mother, 68, at her home in Pembrokeshire
A son is facing a life sentence after today admitting murdering his mother at her home.
Dale Morgan, 43, pleaded guilty to killing Judith Rhead, 68, after her body was discovered by police.
Officers were called to Judith’s two-bedroom terraced house in Pembroke Dock, Pembs, after concerned family members raised the alarm.
Swansea Crown Court heard Morgan admitted killing his mother sometime between December 10, 2020, and February 20, 2021.
Dale Morgan, 43, has admitted murdering Judith Rhead, 68, in Pembrokeshire.
Judith Rhead, 68, was found at a flat in Pembroke Dock, Wales, by startled police
Morgan, of Neyland, Pembs, spoke only to confirm his name and enter the plea during the brief hearing.
Judge Paul Thomas QC told him: “There is only one sentence I can impose, that is life imprisonment.”
Morgan was remanded in custody ahead of sentence in October.
Dyfed-Powys Police had treated the death as suspicious from the outset and on Tuesday they formally declared it was being treated as a murder investigation.
Police and forensic teams remained at the flat in Market Street, Pembroke Dock, overnight
Forensic officers joined police at the scene in Market Street until Sunday evening as they carried out enquiries.
Then in February Dyfed Powys Police announced Morgan had been charged with Judith’s murder.
Shocked locals have expressed their sympathies following the death.
Mayor of Pembroke Dock George Manning told the Western Telegraph: ‘It is always sad to hear of any loss of life and particularly when it occurs in one’s local community.’