A 79-year-old man who beat his wife to death with a baseball bat in east London has been jailed for a minimum of fifteen years.
Tarsame Singh walked into a police station in Romford in May and confessed to killing his wife, Maya Devi, at their home address in Hornchurch.
Police found the 77-year-old unresponsive at the couple’s home in Cowdray Way, in Elm Park, and a stained rounders bat nearby.
Evidences on wall and carpet
Officers said they found ‘significant’ amounts of blood on the carpet and walls.
Met Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, who led the investigation, said: ‘This is a tragic case and one which has left the couple’s three children utterly distraught.
‘No-one should ever lose their mother in this way and we will continue to think of, and support them, at this difficult time.
Why he killed his wife
‘Singh has never admitted what caused him to act in such a violent way that evening but we are pleased he has pleaded guilty and will now face a significant custodial sentence.’
A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be blunt force head injuries.
Singh was charged the day after the May 2 killing and was remanded into custody.