Ex admits to killing of heiress.AN unemployed car valet yesterday admitted killing the daughter of one of Britain's richest men.
George Holtby, 37, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of heiress heiress n. feminine heir, often used to denote a woman who has received a large amount upon the death of a rich relative, as in the "department store heiress."
HEIRESS. A female heir to a person having an estate of inheritance. Suzy Healey, who was his former girlfriend - but he denied murdering her.
Prosecutor James Goss James Goss (1974 -) was a senior content producer for the BBC and in charge of the BBC's official Doctor Who website.
Originally the site was part of the Cult TV website. QC told Hull crown court that Holtby's not guilty plea was unacceptable, adding: "The matter is going to have to go to trial on the issue of murder."
Mum-of-two Suzy, 39, was strangled stran·gle
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
a. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
b. to death at her home, Ellerker Hall, East Yorks, in August.
She and Holtby had called off plans to marry.
Her father Malcolm sold his firm Hygena Kitchens in 1987 for pounds 200million.
Judge Tom Cracknell set the start of the murder trial for May next year.
Holtby, who did not give an address in court, was remanded in custody.