Leeds Ex-Soldier Cleared Of Landlady Murder

3 April 2012, 13:20

A former Leeds soldier, who suffered post-traumatic stress when he came back from fighting is Afghanistan, has been cleared of killing his landlady.

24 year old Aaron Wilkinson, of Alma Street in Woodlesford, Leeds, was found not guilty of murdering 52 year old Judith Garnett by shooting her in the chest and head.

Wilkinson, who was also diagnosed with a form of Asperger's Syndrome, told Bradford Crown Court he was not in control of his actions when he shot Mrs Garnett.

He has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

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