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영국. Man Admits to Killing ‘Kind and SelflessAmerican Woman, 21, Visiting England: 보고서

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

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

웰스, who is from Dallastown, 펜실베니아, was found dead on Sunday, 1월. 17, at a home in Colchester, Essex, in England, and an early cause of death found she died of stab wounds to the neck and torso, BBC News 이전에 보고된. 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.

에 따르면 NS Colchester Gazette, Butt, 지금 22, denied involvement in the murder during a court appearance last month, but at a hearing held Tuesday, 그 “admitted manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility,” 콘센트보고. 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.

에 따르면 GoFundMe 페이지 that was set up in January to help transport her body back to the United States, Wells was born and raised in Baltimore, 메릴랜드, but graduated high school in Dallastown, 펜실베니아.

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 여러 해 전에.”

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