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Woman admits she killed father after finding child porn of herself, other kids

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(Meredith) – A United Kingdom woman has been sentenced to nine years behind bars after she admitted she killed her father and buried his body in a garden 12 years ago.

Barbara Coombs, 63, said she killed her father in 2006 after finding a box while she was gardening. Inside the box, she said she found indecent photos of herself and other children, the BBC reported.

Coombs said she walked into the living room, hit her 87-year-old father with a shovel and slashed his throat with the sharper edge of the tool. She then wrapped his body in a carpet, ordered a ton of soil and buried him the next day, the BBC said.

According to Manchester Evening News, Coombs hid the truth for 12 years, telling family members that he had suddenly died from a heart condition. Coombs insisted that her father wanted to be cremated and “wouldn’t have wanted the fuss of a funeral.”

Coombs continued the lie, spinning stories to anyone who was curious, including hospitals, doctors and benefits advisors. It wasn’t until 2017 – when a local housing association visited the family home – that more suspicions were raised.

Coombs eventually confessed to police about her crime and pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

She also said she lived as his “sex slave” for more than 40 years and admitted to fraudulently claiming about $250,000 from her father's benefits.

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