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Son ‘stabbed mum to death’

A TEENAGER stabbed his mum to death at their family home in Castle Bromwich, a court has heard.

A TEENAGER stabbed his mum to death at their family home in Castle Bromwich, a court has heard.

The jury at Birmingham Crown Court was played a 999 call that Jamie Fort, 20, had made in July 2008.

Christopher Hotten QC, prosecuting, said that Fort had dialled and told the operator that he had killed his mother Patricia, a 57-year-old catering manager.

Court heard that Mrs Fort had been sleeping downstairs at their Lanchester Way home, when she was subjected to a “sustained assault” with a kitchen knife.

Fort, also of Lanchester Way, has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but denies murder.

Mr Hotten said that police had turned up at the modern, terraced-home in the early hours of July 28.

Officers found Mrs Fort in the lounge, with multiple stab wounds. She was taken to Heartlands Hospital, but died of her injuries.

A pathologist who examined her body found 35 different wounds or groups of wounds, said Mr Hotten.

Fort’s father, Paul, told the court that his son had been bullied at school and rarely mixed with people.

“He was a nice, young lad, intelligent, did not mix outside because of anti-social behaviour on the estate,” he said.

Prosecution said that, following examination, psychiatrists had said that Fort was suffering from dissociative disorder.

The case continues.

 

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