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Barclays executive charged with mansualter after admitting he killed wife

A TOP banker yesterday admitted killing his wife as she tended to her beloved horse at stables near their £500,000 home.

Mum-of-one Ann Pomphret, 49, a talented dressage rider, was found with serious head injuries and died at the scene.

Her husband David, 50, an associate vice-president at Barclays, was arrested and charged with her murder.

The pair, who have a 17-year-old daughter , had been married for 21 years.

Ann had been caring for her beloved horse at stables near their family home in Winwick, Cheshire, when she was found dead at around 10pm on November 2 last year.

Pomphret appeared today for a plea hearing at Liverpool Crown Court via video link from HMP Altcourse.


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He said he pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

He is due to stand trial for murder on September 30.

Judge David Aubrey QC adjourned the case to Wednesday for a hearing to discuss legal matters.

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