A man has admitted killing his mother and attempting to murder his father at their home in Bovingdon in Hertfordshire.
Ashley Howse, now 36, admitted the manslaughter of Julia Howse, 61, on the ground of diminished responsibility.
He also pleaded guilty at Luton crown court to the attempted murder of his father and Richard Howse, now 63.
The attack took place at their home in Austin’s Mead in Bovingdon on Saturday December 11 2021.
The prosecution has been given until 10th February to decided whether to accept his plea of guilty to manslaughter or whether to go ahead with a murder trial.