A senior catering equipment recruiter who fatally shot his wife inside their family home has had an interim hospital order imposed on him by a judge.
He denied murdering his 41-year-old wife but admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility at a hearing in September.
At Ipswich Crown Court this week, Judge Martyn Levett imposed a Section 38 interim hospital order for 12 weeks ahead of sentencing, according to the Ipswich Star.
A further hearing is due to take place on June 23.
Mr Hartshorne-Jones was a director of Hartshorne Associates, which was set up in 1999 to specialise solely in the catering equipment and foodservice sector.
Traditionally, it operated on a search and selection and headhunting basis, but expanded into agency and contingency recruitment.
It worked on an assignment basis with manufacturers, distributors and design firms, and Mr Hartshorne-Jones is understood to be well-known to many in the industry.