Nurse murders elderly parents

A SPINSTER nurse was found guilty yesterday of using “extreme violence” to murder her “domineering” mother and her elderly father.

Susan Toop killed her father Arthur Toop, 82, and mother Joan, 74, at their bungalow in Uplands Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, on November 28, 2008.

The 54-year-old, who lived with her parents, stabbed them several times before hitting them repeatedly with an ornamental flat iron.

Toop had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

But a jury at Winchester Crown Court found her guilty of murder.

Toop was remanded to be sentenced on September 30.


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