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A British woman was sentenced to nine years in prison after she confessed to killing her father and burying his body in the backyard of their home in 2006 after she discovered his collection of child pornography, including indecent images of herself.

Barbara Coombes, 63, of Reddish, Stockport, went to a police station in Stockport on Jan. 7, 2018, where she admitted she killed her father, Kenneth Coombes, 87, in 2006.

The article goes on to state the following:

She told police she “snapped” in January 2006 when she came across naked photographs of herself and another child, The Guardian reported.

She said she was afraid she was not the only victim of her father “and a black cloud appeared over me.” She told investigators she had been used as a “sex slave” by her father for decades and was raped hundreds of times by him. She claimed her father took her to a photography club where he “forced her to display her genitals while other men took photographs of her.”

“I could feel a black cloud appearing over me,” Coombes said in court. “In a haze of disgust and disbelief,
I picked up a shovel I had been gardening with and walked into the living room where my father was standing.”

According to the report, The Washington Post says Coombes confessed to hitting her father with the shovel, connecting with the back of his head. She then used the gardening tool to slit his throat, wrapped his body in a rug and buried him in the backyard.

Family members were told her father died suddenly was cremated, while neighbors thought he moved away.

The report continues:

Coombes pleaded not guilty to murdering her father but “guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility” on Wednesday.

Judge Timothy King sentenced her to nine years in prison saying he “did not accept she acted in self-defense” but “accepted she killed while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depression as a result of 40 years of extreme mental, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of your father.”

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