Hammersmith woman admits manslaughter
Jury hears recording of man stabbed 111 times
A Hammersmith woman has admitted stabbing her uncle to death with a knife and a pair of scissors after a jury were played a mobile phone recording of his murder.
Dental assistant Eduardo Mendoza, 49, was stabbed 111 times before dying in agony at his Hammersmith home in a 20-minute ordeal.
Mr Mendoza's niece, Maria Calero, 21, admitted the killing halfway through the month-long trial, pleading guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Nicholas Hilliard QC, prosecuting, told the jury the recording was very distressing. "You will hear someone being murdered," he said.