Matthew Selby Wiki – Matthew Selby Bio
Matthew Selby was due to go on trial for murder, but prosecutors have accepted a lesser plea of manslaughter based on analysis of his psychiatric reports.
He pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 15-year-old Amanda Selby.
He is 19 years old.
Amanda Selby Death
Amanda Selby died after police were called to reports of a “domestic disturbance” at the Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Towyn, near Abergele, North Wales, on 31 July.
Following her death, Amanda’s family released a statement through North Wales Police which said: “Amanda was a loving daughter and granddaughter – she was caring, thoughtful, liked to help others and very much loved. She will be very sadly missed.”
Her school, Droylsden Academy in Greater Manchester, also paid tribute to her.
A message on its website said: “Our school family is devastated by this awful news. Amanda was a lovely student and she will be sorely missed by students and staff.”
Teachers praised the Year 10 pupil’s performance in previous newsletters published by Droylsden Academy in Tameside, Greater Manchester.
Matthew Selby Admit Killing of His Sister
Selby, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, had been due to stand trial for her murder this month.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter during a short hearing at Mold Crown Court this morning, where he appeared via video from HMP Berwyn.
Prosecutors said they accepted the lesser plea based on an analysis of Selby’s psychiatric reports.
Defense lawyer Gordon Cole QC said Selby would be seen again by a psychiatrist before his sentencing – due on 18 March.
An inquest in August heard that Amanda’s provisional cause of death was asphyxia from neck compression, external airways obstruction, and crush asphyxia.