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Mother killer has sentence delayed

A ‘RECLUSIVE and socially-isolated’ teenager stabbed his mother more than 80 times after it is said he used his computer to access vampire websites.

A ‘RECLUSIVE and socially-isolated’ teenager stabbed his mother more than 80 times after it is said he used his computer to access vampire websites.

But killer Jamie Fort has still not been dealt with for the manslaughter of his mother Patricia at their home in Smiths Wood, Solihull, as long ago as July 2008.

Fort, who was 18 at the time but is now 21, had denied murdering his 57-year-old mother at the house in Lanchester Way while his sister and father were sleeping upstairs.

And after discussions between psychiatrists acting for the prosecution and defence at his trial at Birmingham Crown Court in August last year, prosecutor Christopher Hotten QC accepted Fort’s plea of guilty to manslaughter.

During the trial the court heard that in 2008 Fort, who had been awaiting his A-level results, made a 999 call at 3.23 in the morning and said: “I’ve killed my mother.”

Asked what made him do it, he replied: “I can’t honestly say why I done it. Please just get here and deal with it before I go mad.”

Fort, who an earlier hearing was told had been on his computer accessing sites about vampires, said he had come downstairs, got a knife from the kitchen and woke his mother, who was asleep on the living room floor.

He then stabbed her more than 80 times – and the jury heard that after the police arrived and woke Fort’s father, the teenager calmly told him: “You will hate me for this.”

After Fort’s plea was accepted the case was adjourned for further psychiatric reports and he was due to be sentenced at Warwick Crown Court this week.

But Rachel Brand QC, defending, said the question had been posed to her of why prison psychiatrist Dr Zakaria Halim had spoken of epilepsy when that had been rejected by consultant neuropsychiatrist Dr Hugh Rickards.

She said Dr Halim had seen Fort most recently while he is on remand at Glen Parva young offenders institute and seen CCTV recordings of two epileptic attacks.

Miss Brand said she could see ‘no alternative’ to a further adjournment, with the possible referral of Fort to a high security psychiatric hospital. Sentencing was adjourned until early June to allow for further reports.

 

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