Land­lady killing sol­dier cleared

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A FOR­MER sol­dier who suf­fers from post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der af­ter serv­ing in Afghanistan has been cleared of mur­der­ing his land­lady.

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

Wilkinson, of Woodles­ford, Leeds, who also has a form of Asperger’s Syn­drome, told Brad­ford Crown Court he was not in con­trol of his ac­tions when he shot Mrs Gar­nett.

A jury took three hours to reach the not-guilty ver­dict af­ter he ad­mit­ted man­slaugh­ter on the grounds of di­min­ished re­spon­si­bil­ity.

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