Northern Ireland & Islands

42 known cases 1993 – 2018
4 inquiry reports

Date Victim Location Event Comment download
06 Aug 2019 Pamela Nisbet St Peter, Jersey Mentally disordered man fatally stabs his mother Diminished responsibility
05 Dec 2018 John O’Reilly (83) Armagh Demented man fatally pushes fellow care home resident History of previous violent incidents
13-16 Nov 2018 Pauline Kilkenny Enniskillen Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally batters and stabs woman who’d helped him History of severe mental illness and violence
06 Jul 2018 Gerard Scullion Banbridge Mentally disordered man fatally batters and repeatedly stabs friend
21 Oct 2017 Anne O’Neill Belfast Mentally disordered man kills his mother with a chisel
04 Jun 2017 Hazem Ahmed Ghreir Belfast Mentally ill man fatally stabs stranger Long & concerning MH history ‘slipped through safety net’
26 May 2017 Michael Cawdery (83) Portadown Psychotic man fatally stabbed elderly strangers after escaping from hospital Southern Trust (NI) Inquiry awaited
Marjorie Cawdery (83)
4-6 Nov 2016 James Hughes Belfast Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs neighbour Previous history of violent offending
21 Oct 2016 John McCarthy St Helier, Jersey Mentally ill man fatally stabs pensioner Convicted of Manslaughter by diminished reponsibility
18 Jan 2016 Eddie Girvan Greenisland, Co Antrim Mentally ill woman smothers and fatally stabs pensioner
12 Dec 2015 Lisa Arustamovs Portavogie Psychotic man fatally strangled his mother
29 Jan 2015 Mohsin Bhatti Belfast Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs friend in unprovoked attack No insight, failed to comply with treatment
19 Dec 2014 Ronald Reid Bangor Psychotic and delusional man fatally stomps on and batters his father Indefinite hospital order – later absconds from hospital
4 Jun 2014 Margaret Evans Portstewart Psychotic & depressed man fatally batters his mother who he thought was a witch Substance abuser
April/May 2014 Baby (5 months) N Ireland Mother with post natal depression fatally smothers baby 3 years probation
4 July 2013 Brendan Owens (3) Lisburn Paranoid schizophrenic mother suffocates young son Signed herself into psych unit day after
4 Jan 2013 Aloysius Hackett Augher, Co Tyrone Depressed mentally ill man fatally shoots father
14 Aug 2011 Izabela Rzeszowska Jersey Mentally ill man fatally stabs family and neighbours
Kinga Rzeszowska (5yrs)
Kacper Rzeszowski (2yrs)
Marek Gartska
Marta De La Haye
Julia De La Haye (5yrs)
03 Apr 2011 Lynn Coburn Connor NI Paranoid schizophrenic decapitates mother and stabs her repeatedly Long MH history
Nov-2009 Michael J McGleenon Lurgan NI Psychotic mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabbed father Long MH history, reportedly released from Psych clinic three days before assault
06 Jul 2009 George Morrison Belfast Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs nephew Unfit to plead – hospital order
11 May 2009 Anthony Robin Belfast Mentally ill woman fatally stabbed partner
Aug-07 William McClatchey Belfast NI Paranoid Schizophrenic with PD fatally stabs and dismembers victim then disposes body parts in wheelie bin
27 April 2007 William McMillan Belfast Psychotic alcoholic with Depression and PTSD fatally stabbed brother
Feb 2007 Daniel Whyte Belfast Man with alcohol dependency syndrome fatally stabs friend
Jan-06 Elaine Le Sauvage Guernsey CI Mentally ill man kills mother
18 Dec 2005 Patrick McGrath Coalisland, Co Tyrone Mentally ill man off meds with history of violence suffocates elderly postmaster and severely assaults sister
Oct-05 Maureen Lyttle Belfast Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly batters mother (‘a ferocious beating’) Long MH History & previously sectioned
Jul-05 Lauren O’Neill (9) Carryduff, Co.Antrim NI MH homicide of daughter and herself Ind Inq found catalogue of errors and missing notes Inquiry


Jul-04 Geraldine Kane Belfast Mentally ill man fatally stabs friend 5 times, later attempts suicide Previous attempts to kill
28 June 2003 New Born Baby Enniskillen Mentally ill teenager suffocates her baby
Mar-03 Sharon Moore Lisburn, NI Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabbed and mutilated woman, a month after release from Psych hospital Ind Inq 2006. Known risk of violence to others, just released from Psych hospital Inquiry
Jul-99 Marion Hobbs Portadown NI MH/Psychotic stabbing of girlfriend
Feb-95 Daughter (4) Isle of Man MH patient attacks two daughters, killing younger one Ind Inq 1997. Long MH history Inquiry
Jan-94 Kieran Hegarty (11) Tyrone, NI MH patient abducted and killed schoolboy Inquiry 
4 Mar 1993 Alexander McNaught Belfast Mentally disordered man kills acquaintance

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