Man guilty of mother’s manslaughter in Waltham Forest

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A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of his mother following a retrial.

Mitchell Denahy, 27, of Waverley Avenue, Waltham Forest, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Beverley Denahy at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, March 3.

The jury were unable to reach a decision in relation to murder.

Denahy was remanded in custody to appear at the same court for sentencing on April 28.

Police were called at 11:33pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, to a report of a disturbance at a residential address in Waverley Avenue, E4.

Officers found Beverley Denahy, who was aged 61, in the hallway. Her head and body had been concealed by clothing and household items, and there were blood spatters on the walls.

She had suffered serious head and facial injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination would later give cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.

Trainers, jogging bottoms and a shirt belonging to Denahy were collected and following close examination were found to be stained with Beverley’s blood.

Also found was a metal stopcock key just under a metre in length; these are used to turn off and on the supply of water to houses. It was also found to be heavily blood-stained.

Denahy was arrested on suspicion of murder.

During police interview he answered no comment to nearly all questions put to him.

In a previous trial that concluded on July 6, 2022 the jury was unable to reach a decision.

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