A TRIAL was brought to a dramatic halt this month, after prosecution decided not to pursue a murder charge.
Jamie Fort, 20, of Lanchester Way, Castle Bromwich had denied murdering mum, Patricia, but had admitted manslaughter.
At Birmingham Crown Court, the trial was stopped following an agreement between psychiatrists.
Christopher Hotten QC, prosecuting, said that the medical experts agreed that Fort’s mental responsibility for the killing was impaired. Fort had been arrested in July 2008, after his mum had been found stabbed to death at their family home.
Earlier in the trial, Mr Hotten had told how Fort had dialled 999 in the early hours of the morning and told the operator that he had killed his mother.
Officers arrived at the house to discover Mrs Fort, a catering manager, on the lounge floor - having received multiple stab wounds.
Judge Richard Griffith-Jones discharged the jury and adjourned to sentence Fort.