Mum-of-two charged with manslaughter


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A MOTHER-OF-TWO who is accused of manslaughter has appeared in court but is yet to enter a plea.

Rebecca Rivers, aged 21, is facing one count of manslaughter following an alleged assault on 66-year-old Peter Edwards in Weston on November 5.

Mr Edwards, who suffered from angina, was taken to hospital and died at the Bristol Royal Infirmary five days after he was injured.

She was charged with manslaughter on December 19 and appeared in Bristol Magistrates Court the following day.

She appeared at Bristol Crown Court on April 4 but was granted conditional bail, providing she stays overnight at her home in Chamberlain Road in Locking.

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Stephen Mooney, prosecuting, and Ramin Pakrooh, defending, told the court they are waiting for expert medical evidence.

A provisional trial date has been set for June 16 and it is due to last up to five days.

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