A man is facing life in prison after admitting to decapitating his wife following an argument.
Tahira Ahmed, 38, was discovered by police at her house in Merton Avenue, Northolt after they received complaints from neighbours about a heated argument.
She had been stabbed and had both her arms broken, and her head cut off.
Her husband, Naveed Ahmed, 41, initially denied murdering the mother-of-two at their West London home on 27 May last year.
Appearing at the Old Bailey, Ahmed has now changed his plea and admitted to his wife's murder.
He has been remanded in custody until his sentencing on 28 January.
During his brief court appearance, Ahmed's lawyers said experts were still examining his state of mind at the time of the killing when he made his previous plea.
Judge Christopher Moss QC warned Ahmed he faces a possible life sentence for murdering his wife.