Woman Who Threw TV Remote At Dad's Head Found Guilty Of Manslaughter
A woman who threw a TV remote at her dad's head has been found guilty of manslaughter.
Nicola Townsend, 50, threw the control at her dad Terence Townsend, 78, after becoming 'frustrated and angry' with him at his home in Bath on 27 December 2017.
Terence then went into the kitchen to tend to his wounds before his daughter pushed him over, breaking several of his ribs.
Nicola then fled the scene and Terence called his own ambulance, Bristol Crown Court was told. When paramedics arrived, they found Terence sat in a chair holding a towel to a wound on his head.
Terence was subsequently taken to Royal United Hospital in Bath where he passed away twelve days later as a result of bronchopneumonia brought on by his injuries.
Nicola was caught after she admitted to brother-in-law Douglas Campbell in a series of voicemails and phone calls that she had assaulted her dad, with Douglas then contacting police.
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Discussing the voicemails, Fiona Elder, prosecuting, told the court that Nicola attacked her dad because she was 'frustrated and angry with him'.
She said: "Nicola Townsend says she chucked a remote at Terence Townsend because she was annoyed with him, because of how he was speaking to her, because she was frustrated and angry with him.
"She assaulted him in the living room then pushed him in the kitchen. She was aware of the frailty of her father."
Terence suffered from osteoporosis - a condition that makes bones more brittle - and initially said that he had fallen over.
Nicola was found guilty of manslaughter and intimidation of a witness, after attempting to contact Douglas, and she is now awaiting sentencing.
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