By Clare Mccarthy For Mailonline
Published: 20:42 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 20:45 BST, 11 September 2020
A registered gun dealer today denied murdering his corporate lawyer wife who was shot twice in a bedroom of their farmhouse home.
But Peter Hartshorne-Jones, 51, admitted the manslaughter by diminished responsibility of his wife Silke Hartshorne-Jones, 41, as he has a 'mental health condition'.
He made his pleas by a video link at Ipswich Crown Court in a short hearing on Friday after a psychiatrist acting for him diagnosed him as suffering from a mental health condition.
Silke Hartshorne-Jones, 41, was shot twice at her family's £600,000 farmhouse where she lived with her gun dealer husband Peter Hartshorne-Jones in Barham, Suffolk
Lawyer Silke Hartshorne-Jones was shot at her family's 17th century Grade II-listed Chestnut Farm in Barham, near Ipswich, Suffolk on May 3, where she lived with her husband Peter Hartshorne-Jones.
Prosecutor Peter Gair said that the prosecution intended to get their own psychiatrist to examine him and draw up a report.
The hearing was