Simon Steeves admitted to killing his wife following an argument and “did not remember picking up the knife” despite police finding her dead at the caravan park in Brean, Somerset
A 71-year-old man called the police and admitted to murdering his wife at their holiday park home just moments after they had a row.
Simon Steeves, fatally stabbed his wife Denise Steeves, 59, at Diamond Meadow Lodge Park in Brean, Somerset, a court heard. Bristol Crown Court heard how after stabbing his wife, the defendant called 999 and told police he had murdered her. The OAP appeared at Bristol Crown Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to the murder that was described as “out of the blue” on 25 October last year.
When Steeves was interviewed, he admitted to killing his wife following an argument and “did not remember picking up the knife.” He was charged the day after the incident and will be sentenced next month.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Neil Meade from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “My sincere condolences and thoughts remain with the family and loved ones of Denise, who have supported our investigation since the incident in October last year.
“Steeves fatally wounded his wife out of the blue following an argument in their Brean home. There had previously been no reports of violence between the pair. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported this investigation, including witnesses, first responders and the team who have worked tirelessly on this case. We hope this gives Denise’s loved ones some closure, knowing the man who took Denise from them too soon will soon be in jail.”
Steeves will appear at Bristol Crown Court on Friday 1 March for sentencing.