MAIDSTONE, England, June 8 (UPI) -- A British woman made a courtroom confession Monday in the 2008 drowning of her 11-year-old son.
The Daily Mail reported Jennifer Taylor, 44, pleaded guilty due to diminished responsibility to manslaughter charges in the December death of her son James.
Prior to her admission in Crown Court in Maidstone Monday before Judge Andrew Patience, Taylor had pleaded innocent to murder charges.
Patience told Taylor she would not be required to attend the July 20 hearing at which the details of her son's death would be outlined. While announcing his decision Monday, the judge cited reports claiming Taylor has a mental disorder.
The Mail said following the discovery of James Taylor's body last year, neighbors and friends informed authorities the boy's mother was facing financial hardships. Specific details regarding the boy's death at his family's home were not reported, but traces of drugs were found in his body.
The unidentified sources said the family's financial problems came about after the boy's father, an unidentified Egyptian national, stopped sending money to support the family.