80 known cases 1993 – 2020
25 inquiry reports

05 May 2020John Rees (88)Pen Y Graig, RhonddaSchizophrenic woman fatally stabs and bludgeons elderly shopper & attempted to murder three othersHad previously sought help for deteriorating Mental Health 
28 Mar 2020Ruth WilliamsCwmbranDepressed and anxious man fatally strangles wifeDiminished responsibility
25 Dec 2019Gary WilliamsLlanelliMentally ill woman fatally stabs friend then takes her own lifeMH history
10 Sept 2019Thomas GallagherCwmbranMentally disordered man repeatedly and fatally stabs father after broadband argumentDescribed as a savage and brutal attack 
28 Feb 2019Lewis StoneBorth, Nr AberystwythParanoid schizophrenic fatally stabs strangerPrevious inpatient & known to services 
08 Jun 2018Amelia Brooke Harris (4)TrealawDelusional paranoid schizophrenic woman drowns young daughter and sets body alightHad been unwell for weeks before hand. Not guilty by reason of insanitySentencing remarks
12 Jan 2017Janice ‘Rose’ GriffithsTaff’s WellPsychotic man fatally stabbed step-grandmother believing she was a witchLong history of serious MH problems 
9 Jun 2016James Hughes (8 weeks)ShottonMentally disordered woman fatally smothers baby sonReportedly Munchausens case 
15 May 2016Gwilym Jones (71)Ogmore ValePsychotic man fatally stabs elderly neighbour and seriously injures young woman  
10 Jan 2016Robert SadlerLlanrumneyInsane woman sets fire to family home killing her father  
12 Dec 2014David JonesHolyheadParanoid schizophrenic bludgeons man to deathSaid he was getting messages from car number plates – Sec 45 
6 Nov 2014Cerys YemmArgoedMentally ill man fatally batters young womanRecently released from prison with lack of aftercareInquiry
8 Oct 2014Fred HatchDinas PowysParanoid schizophrenic fatally attacks neighbour with claw hammerBelieved he was a witch 
6 Mar 2014Darren ThomasCardiff prisonMentally disordered man with schizophrenia repeatedly and fatally stabs cell mate  PPO report
Mar-2014Patricia DurrantLlandysulParanoid schizophrenic fatally slashed partner’s throatMH history – not taking meds 
Aug-2013Caroline ParryNewportDepressed man fatally shoots ex-wifeTen year history of depression and mental illnessIPCC Report
Oct-2012Paul TrevelyanPorthcawlParanoid schizophrenic fatally stabs fatherRecent patient – substance abuse problems 
Oct-2012Karina MenziesCardiffParanoid schizophrenic kills disabled young mother and injures 17 othersLong MH history, off meds, nearly killed 13 others including childrenInquiry


Sentencing remarks

Mar-12Suzanne Jones

William Jones (2yrs)
TremadogMentally ill delusional man strangles and stabs partner and repeatedly stabs sonHad become ill previous yearSerious Case Review


May-11Jennifer Mills-WestleyTenerifeRecent Welsh patient with schizophrenia fatally stabs grandmotherInq found many failings in careInquiry
Mar-11Stephen ReesCardiffParanoid schizophrenic fatally slashes hostel resident’s throatVictim was also mentally illInquiry
Nov-10Harley Ruck (11mths)AbergavennyParanoid Schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs baby daughterUndiagnosed for years, Police attended hours before killingSerious Case Review
May-10Glen FreaneyCardiffMentally ill woman fatally strangles son  
Mar-10Karen WelshCardiffParanoid Schizophrenic fatally beat and strangled nurse who befriended himSought help before killingInquiry
Jun-09Anthony KitelyCardiffSchizophrenic man attempted to kill his mother then fatally and repeatedly stabbed his friendLong MH history, recently released by MHRT agaisnt adviceInquiry
Jun-09Zoe Anne David (4)NewportParanoid schizophrenic fatally smothers daughterRecent MH contactSerious Case Review
May-09Margaret Ford (84)Templeton, PembsParanoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs mother then cuts her throatLong MH History – Family criticalInquiry
Mar-09Anthony WilliamsPontardaweParanoid schizophrenic shoots father twice then repeatedly and fatally stabs him  
Mar-09Gwen PooleLlanbradach, CaerphillyDeluded Schizophrenic mentally ill man fatally stabs pensioner (stranger)Indefinite hospital orderInquiry
Dec-08Kenneth AugurMerthyr TydfilMentally ill man (bipolar) kills neighbour with a hammerRepeatedly asked MH services for help – ignoredInquiry
Mar-08Michael MorganHengoed, WalesParanoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs father with samurai sword then unsucessfully attempts suicideIndefinite hospital order 
04 Aug-2007James ForteyNewport, GwentSchizophrenic fatally stabs former school friendCritical Ind Inq 2009 – not assertive enoughInquiry
Mar-07Fr Paul BennettAberdareParanoid schizophrenic repeatedly & fatally stabbed Priest (neighbour) frenzied attackInd Inq 2009Inquiry
Nov-06Caitlin Samuel (5)

Aidan Samuel (3)
Bodelwyddan, DenbighshireMH patient, with Manic depression killed childrenSCR 2008, Case notes, teamwork problemsSerious Case Review
Oct-06Sandra Bowring (Vincent)Rhyl, DenbighshireMH patient fatally stabs woman five timesInd Inq 2008. Long MH history – failings – avoidable – High risk to othersInquiry
Aug- 06Baby ASouth WalesMother with post natal depression fatally shakes baby  
Jun-06Shirley FarleySouth WalesMH homicide then attempted suicide by stabbing, then sectioned  
Apr-06Dean ShorneyBargoedMH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs victim.Critical Ind Inq 2008. Known high risk of violence.Inquiry
24 Mar-2006Marian RhodenPenrhyn Bay, North Walesdepressive strangles partner with dementiasentenced under MHA to psych hosp 
Oct-05Valerie Thomas (75)CardiffMH patient fatally stabs elderly stranger (2nd choice)Long MH history. Critical Ind Inq. No Risk ass. CCTVInquiry
May 05Aaron Gilbert (1)SwanseaMentally ill man fatally batters babyMH history with offendingSerious Case Review
Apr-04Carys WilliamsPorthcawlDelusional mentally ill man fatally stabs wife  
Apr-04Emma Proctor

Martin Connop

William John Gibbings
CwmbranParanoid Schizophrenic drives 4×4 into pedestrians at speed killing all threeGP had referred to MH services – DNA 
Feb-04James Latham

Joseph Latham
Abercregan, South WalesSchizophrenic pours petrol over house starts fire killing his father, brother and himself.
(Mother survives)
Parents not told of son’s paranoia 
May 03Marjorie Glover (70)SwanseaMentally ill deluded pensioner strangles wifeGuilty to manslaughter detained indefinitely under MHA 
Mar-03Brian DoddPrestatynParanoid schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly (28 times) stabbed a strangerV critical indep inq 2004, previously slashed strangers throat 1996. released 2000. Prev danger to others noted. Had stopped medsInquiry
Feb-03Caroline EvansLlangadog, CamarthenMH patient fatally shot victim then shot himselfInd Inq 2005 – Previously sectioned for shotgun threat. Public protection not consideredInquiry
Jul-02Jordan Reid (23 months)Saundersfoot, PembsDepressive let baby drown in sea in buggyHad been refused palce in psych unit earlier. Fm Birmingham 
Dec-01Afryl BurrTredegarSchizophrenic man fatally stabs mother and attempts to kill 2 police officers‘Freedom fighter for God, Welsh Osama Bin Laden’ 
Oct-01Steven MageeCardiffMentally ill man fatally batters neighbour  
Sep-01Susan DoughtyPorthcawlDemented & depressed man fatally batters wife with hammer  
Jan-01Janet WorthRuthin, North WalesSchizophrenic batters mother, pours petrol on her and sets her alight fatally  
Jan-01Stephen ProvoostCardiffSchizophrenic fatally stabs son-in-law 20 times in front of pregnant daughterPrevious violence. Wife had warned police 24hrs before 
26 Nov 2000John HaywardNewportDepressed woman fatally stabbed husbandDiminished responsibility – jailed for 1 year 
Sep-00Mary GriffithsBridgendMentally ill man fatally strangles wifeMajor depressive illness 
Jul-00Catherine Mochrie

Bethan Mochrie

Luke Mochrie

Sian Mochrie

James Mochrie
Barry, South WalesPsychotic depressive (w paranoid delusions) fatally batters wife and four children and then hangs himselfLong MH history 
Jul-00Emma Hall (12)Whitelye, MonmouthshireDepressive Schizophrenic fatally stabs daughter (to prevent 15 christian families from certain death and her ‘reincarnation’)MH patient – Inq? Sentenced indef det. 
Jun-00Mabel Harrison (87)AberystwythDepressed man fatally slashed wife’s wrists and attempted suicide  
Apr-00Colin BloomfieldCardiff (Jail)Mentally ill man fatally strangles cellmate, gouges eyes and cuts out liver  
17 Mar 1999John FaithfullTalsarnParanoid schizophrenic fatally stabs friend and seriously injures anotherDetained indefinitely but convicted of another stabbing after release 
24 Dec 1998Yolande YatesCardiffDelusional mentally disordered man fatally stabs wifeTraumatic brain injury after car crash – diminished responsibility
08 Oct 1996Raymond RobertsWrexhamMentally ill man kills his fatherHospital order 
May 96William (Ronnie) Crompton

Fiona Ovis
Llandrindod WellsPreviously sectioned MH patient fatally stabs ex (52 times) and her boyfriend (38 times)Just released from hospital 
10 Feb 1996Jessica Parry (5)HaverfordwestMentally disordered man with history of serious violence fatally batters young childDiminished responsibility 
Oct-94Rachel KyvetosTrinant, GwentPsychotic mentally ill man fatally strangled ex-wife and buried her in garden  
June 1994Susan RobertsLlangefni, GwyneddMentally ill man fatally stabbed ex wife in front of six children at woman’s refugeDiminished responsibility 
Jan-94Angela JonesBarryMentally ill man fatally stabs ex-wife  
Jan 1994Harry StephensonCardiffMentally ill man fatally stabs neighbour after assaulting two others  
21 Dec 1993Pat Morgan (75)BridgendMentally disordered woman repeatedly and fatally stabbed woman who let her in to use the telephoneHad previously killed her step-father. Sent to Broadmoor 
30 Sep 1993Emma Page (17)Llanwrtyd WellsDepressed and mentally disordered man fatally shoots young student, a stranger  

3 Replies to “Wales”

  1. I live near some of these incidents and never new about them. Sadly so many suffer from MH including myself. My heart goes out to families involved. Stress and poverty is causing people to have mental breakdowns specially when it comes to money and paying the bills. I think thats why so many of us is turning to Meditation and yoga.

  2. Pat Durrant was my friend when she and James lived in Ross-on-Wye. He wasn’t very good at taking his medication and was frequently having visions of aliens invading and killing everyone.After one of these episodes he spent 6 months in a secure unit, during which time Pat was happier and more relaxed. However, she was persuaded to let him live with her again, as he was deemed to be non- violent. When I asked her why she was having him back in her house she said ” Where else is he going to go?”, indicating that she had had no choice in the matter.She was badly let down.

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