Nephew admits manslaughter of retired Solihull teacher Anne Dunkley

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**A case from Birmingham Crown Court picked up by the Birmingham Mail here
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The nephew of retired deputy headteacher Anne Dunkley has pleaded guilty to her manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Gareth Emery, 25, denied murdering his much-loved aunt, 67, at her home in Marston Green last June.

But in a short hearing at Birmingham Crown Court he admitted her manslaughter and a charge of wounding with intent against her son, Matthew Dunkley.

Prosecutor Adrian Keeling QC said the guilty plea to the lesser charge was accepted after doctors diagnosed Emery as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.

Mrs Dunkley’s family had also been consulted before the plea was accepted.

The court heard there was evidence Emery, from Clinton Road, Shirley , was suffering from a mental disorder at the time of the killing on June 5.

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Martial arts expert jailed for manslaughter of former soldier Charles McInally

Troy Ktori - picture from West Midlands Police
Troy Ktori – picture from West Midlands Police

A former Thai Boxing world champion has been jailed for 12 years for the manslaughter of Scots ex-serviceman Charles McInally.

Troy Ktori, 27, was accused of murdering Mr McInally, 55, at the former soldier’s Birmingham home last year.

But following a week-long trial at Birmingham Crown Court the martial arts expert, of Shenstone Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, was cleared of murder and convicted of manslaughter.

A three times world champion in his youth, Ktori stabbed the ex-Royal Signal Regiment soldier through the throat after an afternoon of drinking and taking cocaine.

He claimed he was acting in self-defence.

Jailing him for 12 years, with an extended five years on licence, Mr Justice Neil Garnham told Ktori; “You have a temper that is made worse by drink and drugs, both of which a abuse regularly.

“You behaviour demonstrates when irritated by others you will resort to violence .

“You do not act in a moment of red mist but in a collected, calm, determined manner.

“You are a dangerous man Mr Ktori.”

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