West Midlands

92 known cases 1993 – 2014

20 inquiry reports

Date Victim Location Event Comment download
19 June 2016 Umesh Parekh Handsworth Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs stranger
21 Feb 2016 Lisa Reynolds Abbey Hulton Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs partner Wasn’t taking medication
6 Oct 2015 Malgorzata Marczak Worcester Depressed man fatally batters and strangles wife
5 June 2015 Anne Dunkley Marston Green Paranoid schizophrenic fatally batters aunt History of mental illness
6 Apr 2015 Celia Powell (95) Stoke on Trent Mentally ill man fatally bludgeons elderly mother
4 Dec 2014 Andrea Carr Birmingham Mentally ill man strangles partner Hospital order
18 Nov 2014 Francesco Leccese Birmingham Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs flatmate Sec 45a
12 Oct 2014 Maja Galikowska (5) Stoke on Trent Mentally disordered woman fatally stabs her young children MH services closed case 2 days before incident Serious Case Review
Olga Galikowska (1)
11 Oct 2014 David Ainscow Kidsgrove Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs father Was unfit to plead
22 Jul 2014 Tia Kounota Halesowen Paranoid schizophrenic fatally strangled girlfriend and set her alight Had stopped taking his medication
7 Jul-2014 Quoi Chang Solihull Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs parents Police called due to deteriorating MH
Pin Cheng Chang
20 Jun 2014 Janet Mann Nuneaton Mentally disordered man fatally stabs disabled wife Sentencing Remarks
20 May 2014 Beatrice Bennett (75) Market Drayton Depressed man fatally batters wife with dumbbell
31 Jan-2014 Leon Davis Handsworth Deluded paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs neighbour Had contact with agencies
30 Jan 2014 Karen Wild Hanbury, Worcs Mentally ill man fatally stabs his mother
20 Jan-2014 73 year-old woman Malvern Man with Dementia fatally batters wife No recollection – unfit to plead DHR Full

DHR Summary

Jul- 2013 Jane McRae Rowley Regis Mentally ill man fatally batters wife then kills himself Upset about knotweed in garden
May 13 Amarjit Singh Rai Birmingham Mentally ill man cuts man’s throat and fatally batters him
Mar-13 Lillian Henderson (86) Walsall Mentally ill man fatally punches elderly mother Previous inpatient
Mar-13 Christina Edkins (16) Birmingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs schoolgirl Many apparent failings in care Executive Summary
Full Report
Jan-13 Wayne Busst Birmingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs Big Issue sellers Seriously psychotic at time
Ian Watson-Gladwish
Dec-12 Anthony Brown Erdington Mentally ill man convicted of man-slaughter of flatmate in MH hostel Brutal assault. Dim. responsibility & Sec 45a MHA
Oct-12 Christine Williamson Telford Man with Alzheimers fatally batters wife about the head Prev. warnings. Coroner said killing was preventable
Oct-12 Maureen Stone Trentham, Staffs Man with dementia fatally batters care home resident with curtain pole
Oct-12 Pauline Gillen Walsall Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs mother with screwdriver Mentally Ill for 10 years – substance abuse problems
Jason Duffield Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs neighbour & throws him off high rise
5 Sep 2012 David Powell Tipton Depressed man fatally drives car at wife’s friend
Jul-12 Janice Smithen Birmingham Mentally ill man fatally batters mother with metal weights bar MH history Domestic Homicide Review
5 May 12 Nathan Edwards Birmingham Mentally ill man starts fire in hostel killing fellow resident MH history
Apr-12 Marcus Wye Birmingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs girlfriend’s stepfather in front of son
Mar-12 Jonas Daraska Wolverhampton Paranoid schizophrenic batters friend with an axe MH problems ‘known to authorities’ but failed to treat
Feb-12 Oliver Smith Birmingham Schizophrenic fatally stabs acquaintance MH history
Dec-11 Shadi Afrouzi Wolver-hampton Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs wiife in front of 12 year old son Risk of harm was predictable (Ind Inq 2013, DHR) Exec. Summary
Full Report
26/7 Oct 11 Susan Gray Stafford Paranoid schizophrenic fatally shoots mother in the face Had been behaving erratically for a year before killing DHR – Full

DHR – Exec Summary 

Sep-11 Ahmed Mohammed Birmingham Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs father Long term deterioration of MH
Jul-11 Kerry Smith Rowley Regis Mental health patient fatally stabs ex-partner Long history of previous violence
Jul-11 Anita Young Birmingham Unmedicated psychotic man fatally batters his mother to death Long MH history – saw psychiatrist on day of attack Domestic Homicide Review
Jun-11 Ayesha White-Mukumbira Stratford upon Avon Depressed woman kills daughter Drug history – Previous warning unheeded
May-11 Anna Cuporiova Stoke on Trent Paranoid schizophrenic slits mother’s throat and dumps her in wheelie bin Undiagnosed at time of incident
Jan-11 Carol Brown Birmingham Mentally ill woman fatally strangled mother
Dec-10 Jane Edwards Hanwood, Shrewsbury Psychotic man (who killed sister in 1985) fatally and stabs friend 50 times Stopped Meds – Long MH history – released 2002 INQUIRY REPORT
Dec-10 Jill Louis Nevitt Oswestry Mentally ill man fatally and repeatedly stabs wife 28 times MH history of depression and PTSD INQUIRY REPORT
Nov-10 Shauna Lee Coventry Mentally ill man bludgeons pregnant woman with hammer and dismembers body Previous MH patient
Nov-10 Mesiach Pearce Birmingham Demented man fatally batters care home resident Unfit to plead but found guilty of the act
Nov-10 Audrey Meadley Edgbaston Mentally ill woman fatally stabs friend MH history – recently released from hospital against her wishes
Feb -10 Alia Ahmed Jama (3yrs) Birmingham Paranoid Schizophrenic woman repeatedly and fatally stabs daughter then pours acid all over her body Family concerns. Some SS and Police involvement before killing Serious Case Review
Feb-10 Gabrielle Grady (5) Evesham Mentally ill man kills daughter by driving into icy river History of previous violence – previous warnings, info not shared Serious Case Reveiw
27 Jun 2009 Margaret Casey (83) Edgbaston Mentally ill woman bludgeons elderly mother to death Lengthy MH history – not taking meds INQUIRY REPORT
Sep-08 Mark Cannon Lichfield Mentally ill woman repeatedly and fatally stabs partner
Jul-08 Patricia Fort Castle Bromwich Mentally ill man fatally stabs mother 80 times
May-08 Glenn Hollinshead Stoke on Trent Psychotic woman fatally stabs man, afterwards repeatedly hit her head with hammer and jumped off 50′ bridge
Aug-06 Fatina Bassou Coventry Mentally ill man fatally stabs wife
Aug-06 William Plant (76) Walsall Paranoid Schizophrenic kills stranger breaking every bone in his face – 130 serious injuries. Absconded from psych hospital Psychiatric inpatient Full Report
Jul-06 Irene Watling (83) Coventry Mentally disordered woman kills elderly woman by setting fire to her bed
May 06 Courtney Kennedy (6) Kings Norton Mentally ill woman fatally strangles daughter with skipping rope Previous contact with MH services
Oct-05 Vera Roberts (73) Whitchurch, Salop Schizophrenic with history of violence fatally batters mother with hammer and poker Ind Inq 2008. found good practice – criticised internal investigation Full_Report
Oct-05 Elaine Wain Coventry Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs neighbour 130 times
Aug-05 Susan Lowe Erdington Mentally ill man fatally batters wife with axe Threatened suicide
Feb-05 Colette Lynch Rugby Psychotic schizophrenic fatally stabbed his wife (many previous warnings) Very critical Indep Inq 2006 Full Report
Inquest Report
Jan-05 Fiona Stephenson Rugby Stabbed his wife thinking she was having an affair Ind Inq 2006. Previous violence Full Report
Jun-04 Hazel Dix Redditch, Worcs Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs and dismembers wife (released after previous murder of woman) Previous serious violence – Long MH history in care of local services
May-04 DC Michael Swindells Birmingham M6 Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabbed policeman who was trying to arrest him Ind Inq 2009. Hadn’t taken meds, previous sections Full Report
Apr-04 Bharana Krishna Namooty Coventry Ex Mental patient strangled girlfriend
Sep-03 Kevin Hooper Oldbury Mentally ill woman repeatedly and fatally stabs man
Jul-03 Sheila Lochlin Redditch, Worcs Depressive strangles partner and attempts suicide detained under MHA
Nov-02 Barbara Lynch Birmingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly batters neighbour with clawhammer History of MH problems
Nov-02 Irene Norman Wolver-hampton MH patient drowned neighbour Ind Inq 2006 Full Report 247kb
Sep-02 Balbir Kaur Birmingham Paranoid Schizophrenic kills shopkeeper with machete and attacks another Ind Inq 2005 Full Report
Apr-02 Robert Edwards Rowley Regis Schizophrenic fatally stabs flatmate more than 30 times Previous Hospital order for affray but released after 5 weeks
Apr-02 Craig Beesley Birmingham Schizophrenic (undiagnosed?) drives car at crowd outside pub killing one Schizophrenic drives car at crowd outside pub killing one
May-01 Rosie Ross (16) Birmingham Paranoid scizophrenic fatally stabs sunbathing schoolgirl Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs schoolgirl
Oct-00 Susan Hall (Mother) Coventry Paranoid Schizophenic kills family with hammer
Clifford (grandfather)
Lynda (aunt)
May 00 Margaret Manning (77) Birmingham Mentally ill man fatally strangles partner
Feb-00 Shamim Akhtar Birmingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabbed wife in front of children whilst on unsuper-vised release from MH unit Critical Ind Inq 2004
Dec-99 Melanie Harris (18 months) Solihull Mentally ill woman fatally poisons daughter with anti-depressant drug Got 3 years probation
Jul-99 Lewis Hodge Birmingham Paranoid schizophrenic kills victim with machete Ind Inq 2004, previous violence
May 99 Lorraine Howell Wolverhampton Depressed man throttled and decapitated next door neighbour
Sep-98 Ruksana Begum Birmingham Deluded Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs neighbour
May-98 Richard Chandler Warwickshire MH double homicide (drove into them) Ind Inq 2000 (released 2002 after 3 yrs)
May-98 Richard Aston Leamington, Warwicks MH double homicide (drove into them) Ind Inq 2000 (released 2002 after 3 yrs)
Sep-97 Mohammed Atlas Birmingham MH homicide Ind Inq 2000
Aug-97 Geraldine Simpson Birmingham MH homicide of woman by throwing her from 12th floor flat Ind Inq 2001
May 97 Glenys Adams Stoke Mentally ill man repeated hacked wife to death after bringing her cup of tea Previous MH history
Mar-97 Lynn Bradbury Ipstones Mentally ill man fatally batters partner with hammer 3 yr sentence
Jul-95 Richard Eadshaw (12) Coventry MH patient sets fire to flat killing neighbour and his son.
Jul-95 Tom Radshaw (Redishaw?) Coventry MH patient sets fire to flat killing neighbour and his son. Ind Inq 1997
Sep- 93 James Bourke Birmingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally battered neighbour

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