Teenager raped and killed great grandmother
27 September 2004 A UP DATED BY FRED BASSETT 2021
teenager today admitted raping and killing his 92-year-old great grandmother.
Jamie Limbrick, 18, had previously denied the murder and rape of Marjorie Davis between September 1 and 4, 2003.
Today at Bristol Crown Court he changed the rape plea to guilty and pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. The pleas were accepted by the Crown.
Other counts of theft and arson were deleted.
Limbrick, who is of no fixed address, was remanded in custody for assessment by doctors at Broadmoor high security hospital.
He will be seen by psychiatric doctors and psychologists for a month and may then be made subject of an interim hospital order under the Mental Health Act. Sentencing was adjourned to a date to be fixed.
The body of Mrs Davis was found in the farmhouse building where she lived in Forge Lane, Upleadon, near Newent, Gloucestershire, on September 3, 2003.
The property, owned by Gillian and Malcolm Limbrick, Mrs Davis’s daughter and son-in-law, had been badly damaged by fire.
His family – including his mother Sarah Limbrick, a journalist, – did not comment to reporters after the hearing.