Man admits to beating his grandmother to death and having intercourse with her corpse

A man has admitted to killing his grandmother and having sex with her corpse.

 

Donovan Miller, 31, killed 76-year-old Phyllis Grant by attacking her with a vase in her own home in Plaistow, east London.

 

The attack took place on March 25, 2021.

 

Police arrived at the scene after receiving a call and they declared Grant dead.

 

Man admits to beating his grandmother to death and having intercourse with her corpse

 

Miller was arrested and charged with murder the next day but has now pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, and a third charge of sexual penetration of a corpse.

 

Prosecutor Caroline Carberry QC said the pleas were acceptable in light of the conclusions of three psychiatrists.

 

Judge Anthony Leonard QC adjourned sentencing until Monday, March 28.