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Man admits manslaughter of former honorary policewoman

Man admits manslaughter of former honorary policewoman

Friday 19 June 2020

Man admits manslaughter of former honorary policewoman


A man has admitted to manslaughter after he "unlawfully killed" a former honorary policewoman last summer.

Andrew Charles Nisbet (41) has been remanded in a secure psychiatric unit in the UK since he was charged with killing Pamela Nisbet at her home on 6 August 2019.

Nisbet was originally charged with one count of murder, which he denied, but this morning the prosecutor, Crown Advocate Matthew Maletroit, brought a different charge of manslaughter to which Nisbet pleaded ‘guilty.'

The 41-year-old appeared before the Bailiff Timothy Le Cocq and Jurats Gareth Hughes and Jane Ronge by video link.

He was represented by Advocate Mark Boothman, who indicated his client’s guilty plea to the new charge.

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Pictured: Nisbet appeared before the Royal Court by video link.

The Crown Advocate therefore asked for the original murder trial to be cancelled and for a sentencing date to be set.

The Court was told that Nisbet will be sentenced by the Superior Number – a panel of Jurats who have increased sentencing powers, and only assemble to hear the most serious of cases – on 19 August this year. 

His remand at the secure facility in the UK will continue on the same terms. The original charge of murder will remain on Nisbet’s file until a further decision is made at the sentencing hearing.

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