109 known cases 1993 – 2018
5 inquiry reports

Date Victim Location Event Comment download
30 May 2019 Paul Smith Edinburgh Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs a stranger Long history of mental illness – recently released from prison
21 Dec 2018 Joanne Gallacher Biggar Mentally ill man fatally stabbed ex-partner 57 times Released from hospital that day despite family concerns
17 Dec 2018 Roddy Loughton Edinburgh Mentally disordered man repeatedly and fatally batters brother with hammer
11 Nov 2018 Kane Morris (10) Coupar Angus Psychotic man repeatedly and fatally stabbed his young son and attacked young girl Had barricaded front door hindering prompt access
01 Oct 2018 Martyn Smyth (73) Oban Mentally ill man fatally batters, kicks and jumps on elderly neighbour & fatally punches another
John Whyte (75)
23 Dec 2017 Rafal Rymarkiewicz Perth Mentally ill man fatally stabs man at Christmas party Detained in Carstairs
22 Dec 2017 Beverly Bliss Carrutherstown Mentally ill man fatally stabs mother and assaults her partner Awaiting NHS investigation
20 Oct 2017 Mark Johnston Dundee Psychiatric patient fatally stabbed best friend 120 times two days after discharging himself from hospital Transferred due to lack of beds & walked out
25 Sep 2017 Gordon Diduca Dundee Mentally disordered man kills man with knife and crossbow Culpable homicide – diminished responsibility
28 Apr 2017 Patricia Gordon Troon Mentally disordered man fatally smothers wife
12 Mar 2017 Colin Skilbeck Edinburgh Mentally disordered woman fatally stabbed and threw boiling water over neighbour
8 Mar 2017 Anne Marie James Wolverhampton Recently released Edinburgh MH patient fatally stabs his sister and himself and assaults his mother Inquest found failings in care contributed to the deaths
24 Sept 2016 Nasreen Buksh Glasgow ‘Stressed’ husband fatally batters wife Convicted of culpable homicide by diminished responsibility
3 Sep 2016 Henry Wilson Ayr ‘Mentally tormented’ woman fatally smothers husband Convicted of culpable homicide by diminished responsibility
26 Apr 2016 Xin Xin Liu Newton Mearns Deluded mentally ill man fatally stabs wife 76 times
2 Feb 15 Chloe Sutherland (8 mnths) Edinburgh Post-natally depressed mother fatally smothers daughter Unable to access care as baby ‘too old’ INQUIRY
4/5 Dec 14 Scott Chiriseri (5) Alva Psychotic woman fatally stabs and mutilates young son Thought she was on a special mission from God
7 July 14 Andrew Main Stenhousemuir Psychotic man fatally batters and stabs father Previous history of serious violence
May-14 Eileen Glassford Uddingston Insane man pushes woman into river where she drowns Not guilty of murder by reason of insanity
Mar-14 Ryan McNeill Glasgow Mentally ill man repeatedly stabs stranger Had previously attacked his father
Oct-13 Catherine Sandeman Forfar Psychotic man repeatedly and fatally stabs girlfriend Previous warnings about deterioration in mental health
Aug-13 Alexander Glassford Glasgow Paranoid scizophrenic fatally stabs stranger Long history of mental illness
Jul-13 Craig MacKenzie Edinburgh Mentally ill man fatally stabs acquaintance Had previously killed
Apr/May 13 Philomena Dunlevy Edinburgh Mentally ill man fatally batters and dismembers mother
Mar-13 Ellen Ash (83) Glasgow Mentally disordered man fatally smothers mother
Oct-12 Marie McCracken East Kilbride Mentally ill woman throws boiling water over friend then repeatedly and fatally batters her Possible Medication problems
05 Oct 2012 Anne Morris Troon Mentally ill man kills mother and attacks father who survives Patient of Sussex Partnership Trust in England Inquiry
17 Jan 2012 Carolyn Ellis Edinburgh Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs former girlfriend in the head Prev MH history, had previouly told Drs about violent fantasies
28 Oct 2011 Jane Kelly Powmill Schizophrenic man fatally strangles and stabs girlfriend Previous warnings Inquiry
18 Sep 2011 Douglas Hill Glasgow Mentally ill man fatally batters friend
15 Jul 2011 Jane (Barbara) Cumming Longforgan Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs wife and attempts suicide Saw psychiatrist day before, but no beds available
24 June 2011 Dawn McKenzie Hamilton Mentally disordered teenager fatally stabs foster mother Released after five years
24 May 2011 Michael Padden (84) Dumbarton Paranoid schizophrenic fatally punched and kicked father Long MH history with violence, previously attacked Dad with axe
30 Mar 2011 Robert Brereton Forfar Mentally ill woman repeatedly and fatally stabs former partner Long MH history
19 Mar 2011 Roger Gray Edinburgh Mentally ill man fatally stabs man 114 times
07 Mar 2011 Frances Craig Glasgow Mentally ill woman fatally stabbed mother 60 times MH history – previous warnings of deteriorating mental health
23 Feb 2011 Isabelle Cowley (4) Inverness Mentally disordered woman drowns her own daughter
Nov-10 Karen Gallagher Thornliebank Mentally ill man fatally stabs girlfriend
Oct-10 Michael Davis Glasgow Psychotic unmedicated mentally ill man fatally stabs stranger Long MH history – Not taking medication
Jul-10 Scott Margery Stevenston Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs man over £10 bet History of violence
Jul-10 Margaret Burke Blantyre Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs a family friend.
Jun-10 Marie-Rose McNeil Rothesay, Isle of Bute Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly battered his mother and attempted to remove her brain. Not taking meds
07 Feb 2010 Ann Geddes Camoustie Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally batters wife with axe
Jul-09 Veronica Reid Dundee Severely mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs his mother four days after release from Psychiatric hospital
Oct-08 May Bryson Bellshill, Lanark Insane man fatally and repeatedly batters wife and attempts to strangle her
May 08 Satpal Ghusar Bishopbriggs, Glasgow Mentally ill man fatally stabs stepfather
May 08 Ann Brown Badnaban Mentally ill man fatally and repeatedly stabs wife Depression a significant factor
16 Sept 2007 Agnes Raffan Arbroath Mentally ill man fatally stabbed wife then tried to kill himself unsucessfully Culpable homicide – diminished responsibility
Aug-07 Jacqeline Hughes Glasgow Psychotic repeatedly stabbed and battered partner (in front of children) Partner asked for him to be sectioned days before. MH wouldn’t discuss with her. Stopped meds
Jul-07 Sandy Allen Dalkieth, Midlothian Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabbed father 26 times
Jun-07 Jim Ward Ayr Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabbed father Ind Inq 2009. Family warnings Inquiry
Jun-07 Rosa Limney Methil, Fife Schizophrenic man fatally batters mother about the head 13 times with an axe
Apr-07 Ina Flaherty (69) Glasgow Man with Dementia fatally strangles wife Avoids jail term but barred from pub
Mar-07 Susan Shivers Glasgow Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs woman three times
Jan-07 Mandy Williamson Shetland Isles Demented man fatally and repeated stabs wife (frenzied attack) then kills himself No Investigation yet
Sep-06 Donna Rule Girvan, Ayrshire Mentally ill man fatally batters wife with mallet Dementia and depression
Jun-06 Kevin Keegan Paisley Schizophrenic fatally stabbed acquaintance 29 times Serious drug and alcohol problems
Feb-05 Susan Third (21) Aberdeen Psychotic mentally ill man strangles woman Released after 4 years but recalled 7 months later
Oct-04 Stuart Robertson Glasgow MH patient killed victim with hammer Prev discharged from psych hospital. History of serious violence Inquiry
Sep-04 Christine MacCowan Balmedie Mentally ill man batters wife with sledgehammer and strangles her Depressive illness, Suicide attempts. Detained in psych hospital
Jul-04 Thomas Boyle Glasgow Mentally ill woman fatally stabs husband Released after 18 months
Apr-04 William Meldrum Edinburgh Psychotic man repeatedly stabs and batters stepfather and cuts off his hand Defence QC said he was ‘quite, quite mad’
Apr- 04 Billy Clark Ellon, Aberdeenshire Psychotic man kills brother by running over him with a tractor (insane)
Nov- 03 John Leather Sanquhar Depressive man fatally and repeatedly stabs father with two samurai swords Guilty by diminished responsibility due to depressive mental illness
Dec-02 Brendan Gorrie Leith Mentally ill woman repeatedly and fatally batters son around head (then attempts suicide)
Sep-02 Erin Gilmour (5) Stonehouse, Lanarkshire Mentally ill mother repeatedly and fatally battered daughter with claw hammer (and attacked another daughter)
Jun-02 George Williamson Edinburgh Paranoid Schizophrenic batters stranger pensioner who subsequently dies Long MH history
18 Oct 2001 Caleb Ness (2 mnths) Edinburgh Mentally disordered man repeatedly & fatally shook baby NHS Lothian case
Aug-01 John McClelland Aberdeen Schizophrenic fatally batters acquaintance with breeze block History of not taking meds. Prev violence. D&A problems
Mar-01 Luke Gargan (4) Lochwinnoch, Ayrshire Insane man fatally batters child
Eileen Howie Turriff, Aberdeenshire Insane man batters mother to death and sets fire to house
Jan-01 Archibald Jeffrey Kirkcudbright Paranoid schizophrenic fatally punches, kicks and throttles stranger
23 Sept 2000 Rosina Mason Cruden Bay Mentally disordered man fatally strangled wife 18 months imprisonment
Feb-00 Kenneth Greenan Glasgow Schizophrenic fatally stabs partner MH history
Oct-99 John Dillon Glasgow MH patient fatally stabs another in Ruchill Hospital
27 Oct-1999 Derek Campbell (6) Glasgow Psychotic mother throws six year old from 14th floor of tower block Prev MH history of depression
Oct 1999 William Scott Condorrat Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs stranger Long previous MH history with violence
Oct 1999 John Houston Sinnamon Glasgow Insane ex-boxer fatally drowns witness to killing of Thomas Morgan Sent to Carstairs
Sept 1999 Thomas Morgan Glasgow insane ex-boxer fatally drowns acquaintance Sent to Carstairs
13 Apr 1999 Frances Storrier Haddington Mentally ill & deluded man fatally batters wife with a hammer Sent to Carstairs
28 Feb 1999 Diane Hopkins Polbeth Recently released mental patient kills partner
14 Jan 1999 Ian Galbraith Inverary Mentally disordered woman fatally shoots husband Changed law in Scotland on culpable homicide & diminsihed responsibility
05 Sept 1998 James Heeney New Stevenston Schizophrenic man repeatedly and fatally batters man Diminished responsibility, sent to Carstairs
Aug-98 Tracey Homer Glasgow Mentally ill man strangles woman in Glasgow then bludgeons man to death in London 4 days later Long history of violence – trial heard illness due to abuse and psychopathy
Jun-98 Simon McCaskill Edinburgh Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs father in the heart & face then wounds mother
Apr-98 Louise Miller (7) Kilwinning Mentally ill mother poisons children then attempts suicide
Apr-98 Kevin Miller (7) Kilwinning Mentally ill mother poisons children then attempts suicide
Mar-98 Coral Frerichs Callender Psychotic mentally ill man kills woman whilst driving recklessly ‘to escape mafia’ MH history – licence not confiscated despite medical requests
12 Dec 97 Hugh Ferris Glasgow Paranoid schizophrenic ties up and fatally punches man during burglary Finding of facts in 2015
21 Aug 1997 Alexander McGibbon (19m) Edinburgh Depressed mother fatally smothered & suffocated her baby Seen by psychiatrist in hospital days before but allowed to go home
Jul-97 Lizzie Duffy Glasgow Mentally ill man rapes woman and fatally throws her out of window on 6th floor flats Extensive history of Mental illness and violence
30 Jun 1997 Angela Thornton (17) Irvine Mentally ill man fatally batters and mutilates young girl NHS Ayrshire probe announced but not published (?)
Jun-97 Benny McGurk Castle Douglas Schizophrenic bludgeons father to death, saws off head and kicks it around car park
05 Jun 1997 James Kidd (86) Renfrew Depressed man fatally strangled father
12 Apr 1997 Margaret Trench (79) Paisley Mentally ill man fatally stabs and strangles elderly grandmother
16 Oct 1996 Colin MacDonald (16) Aberdeen Mentally disordered boy fatally stabs teenager
16 Jun 1996 John Jessiman (79) Huntly Schizophrenic man repeatedly and fatally batters grandfather with hammer Report sent to MWCS (but not published?)
03 May 1996 Francis Keenan Glasgow Paranoid schizophrenic who had killed before repeatedly and fatally stabs stranger
02 Nov 1995 Raymond Armstrong Paisley Mentally ill man fatally bludgeons friend with masonry Diminished responsibility
Sept 1995 Heather Grant Coatbridge Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabbed girlfriend
14 Aug 1995 James Gatt (92) Aberdeen Paranoid schizophrenic fatally battered and stabbed grandfather long MH history
25 Jun 1995 Patricia Hunter Grangemouth Mentally ill and psychotic man fatally strangled wife believing her to be a zombie
19 Oct 1994 Dr Donald MacKay Airdrie Mentally disordered man fatally stabbed GP
10 Oct 1994 Eoghan Moy (2 weeks old) Dumbarton Mentally ill man threw two week old baby off bridge fatally Not guilty by reason of insanity
Oct 1994 Sandra Bradley Glenrothes Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally batters wife with a spade Culpable homicide due to mental disorder ‘bordering on insanity
07 Sept 1994 Dorothy McLeish (72) Glasgow Man with dementia fatally strangled his wife
Jun-94 PC Lewis Fulton Scotland MH patient fatally stabbed policeman Ind Inq
21 Feb-1994 Brendan Holmes (3) Largs Mentally ill psychotic woman fatally stabs son 11 times On release from Psychiatric ward at hospital at time

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