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UK. Man Admits to Killing ‘Kind and SelflessAmerican Woman, 21, Visiting England: Rapporto

UK. Man Admits to Killing 'Kind and Selfless' American Woman, 21, Visiting England: Rapporto

Un Regno Unito. man who previously denied murdering 21-year-old American Mary Wells back in January reportedly admitted to the killing in court this week.

pozzi, who is from Dallastown, Pennsylvania, was found dead on Sunday, Jan. 17, at a home in Colchester, Essex, in Inghilterra, and an early cause of death found she died of stab wounds to the neck and torso, notizie della BBC precedentemente segnalato. A statement from her family at the time said Wells waslooking to excel in life and will be loved and missed by all.

Adam Butt, who lives in Colchester, was arrested and charged with murder at the time.

Secondo il Colchester Gazette, Butt, Ora 22, denied involvement in the murder during a court appearance last month, but at a hearing held Tuesday, lui “admitted manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility,” l'outlet ha riferito. Diminished responsibility means that the accused committed the crime while allegedly grappling with a mental disorder that reduced moral culpability.

Butt is currently being held at a psychiatric hospital, with another hearing set for Sept. 3.

It was not immediately clear if Butt has an attorney for PEOPLE to reach for comment. The U.K.’s Crown Prosecution Service did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Secondo una pagina GoFundMe that was set up in January to help transport her body back to the United States, Wells was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, but graduated high school in Dallastown, Pennsylvania.

Mary was so kind and selfless, she would give someone the shirt off her back. Mary was quiet and didn’t ask for much. She wasn’t the kind of person that likes to fight or argue. She was very shy,” read the description. “Mary had a tough couple of years. Mary lost her mom due to heath problems and lost her grandmother who took care of her after her mom died 2 anni fa.”

Wells has been visiting England for the six months prior to her death, secondo la pagina GoFundMe, and was set to return home on Feb. 8.