Mansfield couple admit burying parents in back garden 15 years ago

Susan Edwards and her husband admit obstructing the coroner but have denied murdering the Wycherleys

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A woman and her husband have admitted burying her parents in the back garden of their Mansfield home almost 16 years ago.

Susan Edwards, 55, and her husband Christopher, 57, have denied murdering her parents William and Patricia Wycherley at an earlier court hearing.

During a plea hearing at Nottingham Crown Court today, the couple each pleaded guilty to obstructing a coroner in the execution of his duty by burying the bodies in the garden of 2 Blenheim Close between 2 May and 10 May, 1998.

They also each pleaded guilty to a further charge of stealing a credit balance from a Halifax Bank account between 4 May 1998 and 31 October 2013.

The Wycherleys disappeared from their semi-detached house in 1998.

Police launched a murder investigation after two sets of human remains were recovered from the garden of their home in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, in October 2013.

The Post-mortem examinations showed both parents had been shot.

The couple were arrested on 30 October 2013 at St Pancras International Station and remanded in custody.

They are due to go on trial for murder on 4 June at Nottingham Crown Court. The trial is expected to last between 3 and 4 weeks.

Additional reporting by Press Association