Charles Byrne Wiki
Charles Byrne Biography
Who is Charles Byrne ?
A man who admitted to killing his former model and then dumping her body in the river has admitted to a new charge of attempted murder against a second victim.
Charles Byrne, 25, killed Filipino model Christina Rowe
Charles Byrne, 25, killed Filipino model Christina Rowe, 28, between February 9 and 10, 2021.
Ms. Rowe’s body was found in the River Severn near the Diglis Bridge in Worcester on February 10.
At Warwick Crown Court on June 1,he admitted the murder of Ms.Rowe on the grounds of diminished responsibility and said at the time: “I plead not guilty, but guilty of manslaughter.”
But at the same hearing he denied the attempted murder of another persin in the same period in February.
Charles Byrne, 25, (pictured) killed Filipina model Christina Rowe, 28, between February 9 and 10 2021
The 25-year-old, formerly of Waterworks Road, Worcester, is now a patient at high-security Ashworth Hospital.
Today, he appeared on the dock flanked by four guards and spoke only to confirm his identity and to enter a guilty plea.
His attorney, Gurdeep Garcha QC, read the basis on which Byrne had entered his guilty plea.
Mr. Garcha said: ‘I can read in the minutes … the basis of the statement.
Garcha said Byrne’s “killing intent” had formed in a “fleeting” moment.
Postponing the case for sentencing, Judge Edward Pepperall QC said:
Postponing the case for sentencing, Judge Edward Pepperall QC said: “The resolution of these matters will be off enormous importance to Ms. Rowe’s family.
The case was adjourned for trial until today when Byrne, 25, appeared at Worcester Crown Court, where he changed his plea and admitted attempting to kill another person. Pictured: Ms Rowe
It is therefore necessary fro you to be able to take due account of the true extent and nature of your psychiatric condition before passing judgment.
Therefore, there will be a delay in the order so the the defense and the prosecution can properly investigate his mental health.
The mere fact that I am postponing the case for the benefit of psychiatric reports should not lead you or anyone else in court to assume that I am willing to make the psychiatric disposition of this case.
Quicks and Facts
- Charles Byrne, 25, admitted killing model ex at June Warwick Crown Court hearing
- Byrne denied attempted murder of another person at June hearing
- Today appeared at Worcester Crown Court where he changed plea and admitted attempted murder of another person
- The 25-year-old will be sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on March 25 2022