Scott Hobson Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter of his Mother

01/10/2012

Scott Hobson (32) has today pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his mother Margaret Hobson. Mrs Hobson was killed on 18 May 2012 at her home in Walkley, Sheffield.

Scott Hobson had been charged with the murder of Margaret Hobson but the Crown Prosecution Service today accepted a plea to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility after considering medical evidence.

Lawyer in the case, Tim Warburton said:

"Scott Hobson has today entered a plea to the manslaughter of his mother Margaret Hobson on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Having considered the psychiatric report on Scott's condition and consultation with the Hobson family we have accepted that plea.

"Forensic evidence placed Scott with his mother at the time of her attack. Scott didn't confirm or deny his involvement as he was deemed unfit to be interviewed by the police. The psychiatric reports informed us that Scott had suffered severe mental health issues and could not be held responsible for his actions.

"There can be no winners in this case. The Hobson family are grieving both the loss of Margaret and a sense of loss of Scott. Ive met Scott's father on a number of occasions throughout this prosecution and have been amazed by the continued dignity demonstrated by him through this personal and tragic ordeal."