South Central England

102 known cases 1993 – 2019
40 inquiry reports

Date Victim Location Event Comment download
05 Feb 2020 John Perry Southampton Mentally disordered man fatally strangles his father Long MH history – Saw MH workers immediately after incident
01 Jul 2019 Joanna Thompson Hambledon Mentally ill teenager killed his mother Pleaded guilty to Diminished responsibility – later died before trial
24 Mar 2019 Hedley Robinson (86) Newport Pagnall Mentally ill man fatally assaults elderly father and then attacks mother history of MH problems – just released from police custody after assaulting emergency worker
17 Dec 2018 Charles Taylor (82) Poole Mentally disordered man fatally battered his step-grandfather
29 Oct 2018 Dr Barry Hounsome Gosport Mentally ill teenager kills man with hammer and electric drills Command voices told him to kill
07 July 2018 Lorna Myers Aylesbury Psychotic man fatally stabbed mother and attacked another Family had been trying to get him help
10 Apr 2018 Miroslaw Januszkiewicz Bracknell Mentally ill man fatally batters and stamps on stranger Not taking meds – Family tried to get him help
29 Dec 2017 Joy Green Windsor Mentally ill man fatally batters elderly mother unfit to plead – trial of the facts
24 Dec 2017 Mark Whittow Between Junction 10-11 M40 Confused Man with Alzheimers stops on motorway causing collision which killed two people
Shane Stokes
07 Dec 2017 Ella Parker Milton Keynes Mentally ill man fatally stabs pregnant woman Walked out of psych unit day before
14 Mar 2017 Tyler Warmington (5) Faringdon, Oxon Mentally ill woman repeatedly & fatally stabs five year old son Convicted of Manslaughter by diminished reponsibility Inquiry

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12 – 13 Feb 2017 Carl Scott Winchester Schizophrenic man fatally battered and stabbed man Sentencing
2 Oct 2016 Jackie Pattenden Crowthorne Mentally ill man fatally stabs partner
14 Aug 2016 Ryan Merna Poole Mentally ill man repeatedly & fatally stabs vulnerable former friend Previous warnings of serious violence
6 July 2016 Albertina Choules (81) Marlow Mentally ill man batters stranger and sets her body alight Convicted of Manslaughter by diminished responsibility
1 Jun 2016 Keziah Flux Edmonds (6) East Cowes, IoW Depressed man fatally drowns daughter and takes his own life MH history SCR


7 Dec 2015 Justin Skrebowski Abingdon Psychotic man fatally stabs stranger Long history of MH problems & violence. Had prev made threats to kill Inquiry
21 Nov 2015 Josephine Williamson (83) Wokingham Depressed man pushes wife down stairs & strangles her
26 May 2015 Elliot Handley Dorchester Mentally ill man fatally batters victim with claw hammer
26 May 2015 Phillip Nicholson Boscombe Mentally disordered woman fatally slashes acquaintance’s throat
17 Aug 2014 Sandra Talman Newbury Psychotic man with history of depression fatally strangled wife Recently seen by MH services DHR Exec Summ

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11 Aug 2014 Tommy Sheldon (5) Hursley, Winchester Psychotic woman sets car on fire with herself and children in it killing her son Child was found with antidepressants in bloodstream
24 Jun 2014 John Willdig Southampton Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs pensioner MH history Inquiry
17 Feb 2014 Karolina Nowikiewicz Slough Depressed man fatally slits woman’s throat Had recently stopped meds
23 Nov 2013 Annie Beaver (81) Havant Man with dementia fatally stabbed wife
11 May 2013 Keith Bevis Portsmouth Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs man 38 times 24 year history of mental illness – ‘revolving door’ patient INQUIRY REPORT
31 Jan 2013 Mark Austin Aylesbury Long Term MH patient fatally attacks man Long MH history w violence – previous hospital order Inquiry
12 Aug 2012 Vittoria Baker Oxford Schizophrenic woman fatally stabs mother two days after release from psychiatric hospital Evidence MH Trust knew she was a risk. Victim also MH patient DHR/ Inquiry
17 Jul 2012 Sergio Marquez Bournemouth Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs flatmate and mutilates body London patient. Had absconded from Huntley MH unit months before Inquiry
20 May 2012 Deborah Morris Ryde, Isle of Wight Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs wife (later suicide) History of serious mental illness
16 Mar 2012 Darren Lock Newbury Mentally ill man fatally stabs man Inquiry

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02 Aug 2011 John Williams Camberley Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs man Inquiry
19 Apr 2011 Anita Bawtree Southampton Psychotic man fatally and repeatedly stabbed partner Extensive Drug history. Recently released from MHA Inquiry


Aug-10 Christopher Varian Thame Paranoid schizophrenic decapitates boss with cheese knife Long MH history with violence
25 Feb-2010 Stephanie Bellinger Totton Mentally ill man fatally stabs partner and daughter
Lili Bellinger (10 mths)
Jan-10 Annelise Storrar Reading Psychotic man drives at speed into couple’s car killing them both Long MH History. Had been taken to psych hospital that day yet discharged
Duncan Storrar
Aug 2009 Rosina Tillyer Burghfield Common Depressed man fatally batters partner and kills himself
Jul-09 John McCarthy Waterlooville Deluded Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabbed friend thinking he was on mission to assassinate IRA Long MH History – recently released from Psych hospital Inquiry
Aug-08 Sally Sinclair Amport, Andover Depressive fatally and repeatedly stabs wife
Sep-06 Valerie Rhodes Shanklin IoW Mentally ill man pushes stranger off cliff wall fatally injuring her
Apr-06 Elizabeth Cook Langley, Berks Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs mother Ind Inq 2006 Inquiry
Dec-05 Nokukhanya Mkhonta Southampton Psychotic (depressive) fatally and repeatedly stabbed girlfriend
Sep-05 Stephen Bayliss (16) Finchampstead, Berks Psychotic man kills teenagers
Sep-05 Nuttawut Nadauld (14)
Jan-05 Sarah Smart Oxford Depressive MH patient fatally stabs ex-wife Ind Inq 2005 Recent contact w services Inquiry
Dec-04 Simeon Claxton Petersfield, Hampshire Mentally ill man fatally stabs friend then commits suicide (victim was also mentally ill) Ind Inq 2007- previous inpatient Inquiry


Sep-04 Judith Kimber Portsmouth Paranoid Schizophrenic with history of violence fatally smothers mother Inquiry
Aug-04 Ben Cargill (Mr D) Chesham, Bucks Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabbed former flatmate Ind Inq 2006 Inquiry
Mar-04 Angela Stanyer Tilehurst Psychotic mentally ill man kills woman he believes to be a witch by setting her house on fire.
Jun-03 Alison Gable Theale Sectioned MH patient on day release kills girlfriend Ind Rev 2004 – originally unpubl. Not in public interest Inquiry
20 May 2003 Mary Johnson Fareham Mentally ill man fatally strangles his wife Diminished responsibility – 3 year community rehabilitation order
Jan-03 Michael Rogers Milton Keynes Psychotic kills woman and son – (wanted to be serial killer) Guilty to man-slaughter
Jan-03 Dorothy Rogers Milton Keynes Psychotic kills woman and son – (wanted to be serial killer) Guilty to man-slaughter
Dec-02 Theresa Francis Ropley, Hants Psychotic bludgeons grandmother and aunt to death indefinite detention under MHA
Elizabeth Francis (84)
Dec-02 Rena West Milton Keynes Schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabbed mother and attempted to kill himself (unsuccessfully)
Sep-02 Carolyn Hopcroft Aylesbury, Bucks Paranoid schizophrenic fatally & repeatedly stabbed parents with large knife Ind Inq (Lost)
Sep-02 John Hopcroft Aylesbury, Bucks Paranoid schizophrenic fatally & repeatedly stabbed parents with large knife Ind Inq (Lost)
Jun-02 Christina Austin Southampton Mentally ill man fatally strangles wife Long MH history. Tried to kill wife twice before
May-02 Tristian Lovelock Basingstoke Mentally ill man killed victim with knife, dismembered body and scattered remains on housing estate Ind Inq. sent to Broadmoor
May-02 Wendy Holmes Chesham, Bucks Schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabbed neighbour Drug user. Ind Inq
Apr-02 Catherine Ogram Aldershot Schizophrenic fatally punched and stabbed his girlfriend Long history of MI – clear warning signs beforehand Inquiry
Feb 02 Michelle Adams Portsmouth Paranoid schizophrenic fatally bludgeons woman with iron bar Victim was caller to the house & mother of five
05 Jan 2002 Stephanie Whittaker Didcot Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabbed wife Diminished responsibility – depression
Jan-02 Hugh MacDdonald Hedge End Mentally ill teenager fatally and repeatedly stabs father Sent to Broadmoor
Nov-01 Norette Ruzindana Oxford Paranoid schizophrenic strangles wife
Nov-01 mother Hants/Surrey (Basingstoke) MH patient set fire to home killing mother Joint Ind Inq 2005 – previous suicide attempts Inquiry
Aug-01 Patrick Garwood Aldershot Mentally ill woman fatally stabbed victim Joint Ind Inq 2005 Inquiry
May-01 Morris Short (81) Abingdon Mentallly ill man fatally shot stepfather with air rifle Ind inq.
29 Mar 2001 Necati Samiloglu Reading Mentally disordered man fatally battered business partner Diminished responsibility
Aug-00 Ben Pepall (4) Gosport Psychiatric patient stabs children day after dis-charging himself from hospital Later suicide
Feb-00 Valerie Sexton Gosport MH patient strangled wife Ind Inq 2004 Inquiry
Oct-99 Richard Turnbull Bembridge IoW Depressive drugged and smothered disabled sons Ind Review 2001
Robert Turnbull
Sep-99 Katie Kazmi Reading Schizophrenic ex Broadmoor inmate fatally stabs stranger 77 times Ind Inq 2002. ‘damning indictment of incomptence and complacency Inquiry
Mar-99 David Close Fareham Hants MH patient drove at high speed into back of parked car killing pensioner instantly, Ind Inq. 2000 Summary
Apr-98 Anthony Harrison Andover Detained MH patient leaves hospital and fatally stabs man Ind Inq 2001. Later hanged himself at Broadmoor Inquiry


Dec-97 Lena Huntingford (84) Lindford, Hants MH homicide of mother during exorcism Ind Inq 2001 Inquiry


Oct-97 Thelma Allum Maidenhead, Berks MH homicide of wife, after attacking mother days earlier Ind Inq 2000 Inquiry
Oct-97 Rita Riddlesworth Bracknell Ex Broadmoor patient kills girlfriend and then himself Had killed his parents and grandparents (4 people) in 1969
Apr-97 Eileen Cameron Reading, Berks MH homicide of mother Ind Inq 2000 Inquiry
Nov-96 Patricia Eske Southampton MH homicide of mother Ind Inq 1998 Inquiry
23 Aug 1996 Louise Campbell Chalfont St Peter Mentally ill man fatally stabbed wife Diminished responsibility case
Jun-96 Kenneth Longman Basingstoke MH homicide of father by setting him on fire Ind Inq 2001 Inquiry


Dec-95 Lorna Thomas Milton Keynes, Bucks MH man stabbed his girlfriend Ind Inq 2000 Inquiry
Jun-95 Julie Ann Lowell (4) Abingdon MH patient sets home alight killing landlady and two daughters
Jun-95 Kylie Roberts (6) Abingdon MH patient sets home alight killing landlady and two daughters
Jun-95 Susan Hearmon Abingdon MH patient sets home alight killing landlady and two daughters Ind Inq 1997 Inquiry
22 Nov 1994 Audrey Fisher Kiln Green, Berks Mentally ill man fatally stabbed his mother Previously killed his girlfriend & been released
13 Apr 1994 Sara Alesworth Aylesbury, Bucks Mentally ill GP fatally batters daughter 14 times with club hammer then stabs her MH history
06 Mar 1994 Phyllis (Constance) Saville (85) Wimbourne Mentally ill teenager fatally stabs elderly stranger
01 Feb-94 Louise Murrie (9) Berks MH homicide of daughter by suffocation Ind Inq 1999 Inquiry
05 Dec 1993 Dr Barry Taylor Southsea Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs woman and kills her husband with hammer Also killed family dog
Janet Taylor
09 Oct-93 Jonathan Newby Oxford Psychotic fatally attacked volunteer care worker Ind Inq 1995, previously sectioned Inquiry
19 Aug-93 Margaret Godfrey Oxford Mentally ill man kills wife, daughter and mother in law with lump hammer 25 yr MH history, previously attacked first wife with hammer
Susan Godfrey
Florence Jeffrey (78)
Jan 1993 Jordan Strudwick (baby) St Mary’s hospital Portsmouth Mentally ill mother poisoned baby Detained ‘indefinitely’ in hospital

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