A MAN today admitted to murdering Tommy Cooper’s niece after she was found “covered in blood” at home.
Sabrina Cooper, 68, was spotted in the hallway of her Eastbourne flat in December.
After the shock, she suffered multiple stab wounds to her chest and stomach.
Her friend Tony King, 59, pleaded guilty to murder today.
Sabrina’s daughter Natasha fought back tears as the monster filed his lawsuit at Lewes Crown Court.
King has been warned that his life is imminentif he is convicted Month.
Police were called to Sabrina’s home because of concerns for a woman’s well-being.
Tragically, she could not be rescued and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Sabrina was related toand the magician Tommy – who died on stage of a heart attack in 1984 – through their father David, who was Tommy’s brother.
She ran Cooper’s Magic Shops in Eastbourne, founded by her parents.
Sabrina had to close the family business in 2017.
After her heartbreaking grief, tributes poured in for her grandmother.
Her family said, “On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone who has shown us support and love during the development of this nightmare.”
“Sabrina was a loving and devoted mother, a beloved grandmother and a well-loved member of the Eastbourne community and enjoyed walking with herthrough Eastbourne, where she would meet other like-minded people.
“Her dogs Abra and Tricks, like us, can’t understand what happened as they pine, stare at the door, and expect Sabrina to come back.”
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