89 known cases 1993 – 2021
28 inquiry reports

11 Aug 2021Reid Steele (2)BridgendPsychotic woman fatally drowns young sonDiminished responsibility
25 Apr 2021Kerry BradfordNewportMentally disordered man fatally stabs wife then takes his own lifeHad spoken of suicide leading up to killing
11 Feb 2021Susan HannabyWrexhamParanoid schizophrenic fatally battered, strangled and repeatedly stabbed his grandmotherDiminished responsibility
16 Oct 2020Michael GayleCardiffParanoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally attacks father and stabs mother – family had been trying to get him helpPrev history of violence when unwell, recently released from secure care
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 responsibilityAppeal Court
27 Jan 2020David Williams (79)GlynneathMentally disordered man fatally battered complete strangerJailed for Murder – now in Psych secure unit
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
31 July 2017Betty JordanBangorMentally disordered and delusional man fatally stabbed his wifeConvicted of murder – Later suicide in jail
12 Jan 2017Janice ‘Rose’ GriffithsTaff’s WellPsychotic man fatally stabbed step-grandmother believing she was a witchLong history of serious MH problems 
09 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 
06 Nov 2014Cerys YemmArgoedMentally ill man fatally batters young womanRecently released from prison with lack of aftercareInquiry
08 Oct 2014Fred HatchDinas PowysParanoid schizophrenic fatally attacks neighbour with claw hammerBelieved he was a witch 
06 Mar 2014Darren ThomasCardiff prisonMentally disordered man with schizophrenia repeatedly and fatally stabs cell mate PPO report
02 Mar 2014Patricia DurrantLlandysulParanoid schizophrenic fatally slashed partner’s throatMH history – not taking medsDHR Full

DHR Exec Summ
08 Aug 2013Caroline ParryNewportDepressed man fatally shoots ex-wifeTen year history of depression and mental illnessIPCC Report
19 Oct 2012Karina MenziesCardiffParanoid schizophrenic kills disabled young mother and injures 17 othersLong MH history, off meds, nearly killed 13 others including childrenInquiry


Sentencing remarks

07 Oct 2012Paul TrevelyanPorthcawlParanoid schizophrenic fatally stabs fatherRecent patient – substance abuse problems
30 Mar 2012Suzanne Jones

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


09 Jun 2011Shirley RumboldPrestatynMentally disordered man fatally strangles wife with dementia them attempts suicideDiminished responsibility – suspended sentence
13 May 2011Jennifer Mills-WestleyTenerifeRecent Welsh patient with schizophrenia fatally stabs grandmotherInq found many failings in careInquiry
22 Mar 2011Stephen ReesCardiffParanoid schizophrenic fatally slashes hostel resident’s throatVictim was also mentally illInquiry
20 Nov 2010Harley Ruck (11mths)AbergavennyParanoid Schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs baby daughterUndiagnosed for years, Police attended hours before killingSerious Case Review
15 May 2010Glen FreaneyCardiffMentally ill woman fatally strangles son  
02 Mar 2010Karen WelshCardiffParanoid Schizophrenic fatally beat and strangled nurse who befriended himSought help before killingInquiry
19 Jun 2009Zoe Anne David (4)NewportParanoid schizophrenic fatally smothers daughterRecent MH contactSerious Case Review
06 Jun 2009Anthony KitelyCardiffSchizophrenic man attempted to kill his mother then fatally and repeatedly stabbed his friendLong MH history, recently released by MHRT against adviceInquiry
18 May 2009Margaret Ford (84)Templeton, PembsParanoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs mother then cuts her throatLong MH History – Family criticalInquiry
24 Mar 2009Gwen PooleLlanbradach, CaerphillyDeluded Schizophrenic mentally ill man fatally stabs pensioner (stranger)Indefinite hospital orderInquiry
04 Mar 2009Anthony WilliamsPontardaweParanoid schizophrenic shoots father twice then repeatedly and fatally stabs him
20 Dec 2008Kenneth AugurMerthyr TydfilMentally ill man (bipolar) kills neighbour with a hammerRepeatedly asked MH services for help – ignoredInquiry
26 Mar 2008Michael 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
14 Mar 2007Fr Paul BennettAberdareParanoid schizophrenic repeatedly & fatally stabbed Priest (neighbour) frenzied attackInd Inq 2009Inquiry
05 Nov 2006Caitlin Samuel (5)

Aidan Samuel (3)
Bodelwyddan, DenbighshireMH patient, with Manic depression killed childrenSCR 2008, Case notes, teamwork problemsSerious Case Review
02 Oct 2006Sandra Bowring (Vincent)Rhyl, DenbighshireMH patient fatally stabs woman five timesInd Inq 2008. Long MH history – failings – avoidable – High risk to othersInquiry
Aug 2006Baby ASouth WalesMother with post natal depression fatally shakes baby  
14 Jun 2006Shirley FarleySouth WalesMH homicide then attempted suicide by stabbing, then sectioned  
18 Apr 2006Dean 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 
19 Oct 2005Valerie Thomas (75)CardiffMH patient fatally stabs elderly stranger (2nd choice)Long MH history. Critical Ind Inq. No Risk ass. CCTVInquiry
05 May 2005Aaron Gilbert (1)SwanseaMentally ill man fatally batters babyMH history with offendingSerious Case Review
28 Apr 2004Carys WilliamsPorthcawlDelusional mentally ill man fatally stabs wife  
14 Apr 2004Emma Proctor

Martin Connop

William John Gibbings
CwmbranParanoid Schizophrenic drives 4×4 into pedestrians at speed killing all threeGP had referred to MH services – DNA 
18 Feb 2004James 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 
11 May 2003Marjorie Glover (70)SwanseaMentally ill deluded pensioner strangles wifeGuilty to manslaughter detained indefinitely under MHA 
25 Mar 2003Brian 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
27 Feb 2003Caroline EvansLlangadog, CamarthenMH patient fatally shot victim then shot himselfInd Inq 2005 – Previously sectioned for shotgun threat. Public protection not consideredInquiry
23 Jul 2002Jordan Reid (23 months)Saundersfoot, PembsDepressive let baby drown in sea in buggyHad been refused palce in psych unit earlier. Fm Birmingham 
29 Dec 2001Afryl BurrTredegarSchizophrenic man fatally stabs mother and attempts to kill 2 police officers‘Freedom fighter for God, Welsh Osama Bin Laden’ 
23 Oct 2001Steven MageeCardiffMentally ill man fatally batters neighbour  
23 Sep 2001Susan DoughtyPorthcawlDemented & depressed man fatally batters wife with hammer  
09 Jan 2001Janet WorthRuthin, North WalesSchizophrenic batters mother, pours petrol on her and sets her alight fatally  
26 Nov 2000John HaywardNewportDepressed woman fatally stabbed husbandDiminished responsibility – jailed for 1 year 
11 Sep 2000Mary GriffithsBridgendMentally ill man fatally strangles wifeMajor depressive illness 
18 Jul 2000Emma 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.
12 Jul 2000Catherine 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 
06 Jul 2000Llandis BurdenTalybont on UskParanoid and depressed man fatally shoots neighbour with shotgunDiminished responsibility
01 Jun 2000Mabel Harrison (87)AberystwythDepressed man fatally slashed wife’s wrists and attempted suicide  
02 Apr 2000Colin BloomfieldCardiff (Jail)Mentally ill man fatally strangles cellmate, gouges eyes and cuts out liver  
25 Jan 2000Stephen ProvoostCardiffSchizophrenic fatally stabs son-in-law 20 times in front of pregnant daughterPrevious violence. Wife had warned police 24hrs before
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
Oct 1997Lewis Jordan Stokes (16 mths)CardiffDepressed woman drowned her babyDiminished responsibility – told professionals her intentions but wasn’t taken seriously
08 Oct 1996Raymond RobertsWrexhamMentally ill man kills his fatherHospital order 
02 May 1996William (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 
14 Oct 1994Rachel KyvetosTrinant, GwentPsychotic mentally ill man fatally strangled ex-wife and buried her in garden  
08 June 1994Susan RobertsLlangefni, GwyneddMentally ill man fatally stabbed ex wife in front of six children at woman’s refugeDiminished responsibility 
22 Jan 1994Harry StephensonCardiffMentally ill man fatally stabs neighbour after assaulting two others
17 Jan 1994Angela JonesBarryMentally ill man fatally stabs ex-wife  
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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