‘Je­sus’ killer de­tained

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A KILLER bat­tered an el­derly rel­a­tive to death after re­li­gious day­time TV led him to be­lieve he was Je­sus, a court heard.

Ahmed Hus­sein, 28, killed his 79 year-old ‘un­cle’, Ibrahim Abdi Haji, at a house in West Dray­ton, while un­der the delu­sion he had re­turned to earth to rid the world of evil. He was heard shout­ing: “I am God, you are the Devil” be­fore launch­ing the at­tack at his home in Jas­mine Ter­race.

Hus­sein’s men­tal health had been de­te­ri­o­rat­ing since 2011 when his mother took him to see his GP out of con­cern at his be­hav­iour. He was not di­ag­nosed and no fur­ther ac­tion was taken after Hus­sein re­fused to talk about his prob­lems.

On May 8 last year, Hus­sein’s mother heard him talk­ing to him­self in his bed­room say­ing he was an an­gel and wanted the Devil dead. Later that evening she rang Mr Haji while babysit­ting her grand­chil­dren and over­heard her son shout­ing: “I am God, you are the Devil.”

At 11.15pm she re­turned home to find her son in Mr Haji’s room with blood on his clothes. The body of Mr Haji was un­der a mat­tress and he was pro­nounced dead at 1am.

A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion found he had choked on his own blood after suf­fer­ing blunt force in­juries to his head, face and back.

Three psy­chi­a­trists agreed Hus­sein was suf­fer­ing from para­noid schizophre­nia at the time of the killing. He ad­mit­ted man­slaugh­ter on the grounds of di­min­ished re­spon­si­bil­ity at the Old Bai­ley. Judge John Be­van QC sentenced him to in­def­i­nite de­ten­tion un­der the Men­tal Health Act.

PO­LICE have is­sued a fresh ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the where­abouts of a di­a­betic woman miss­ing with­out her in­sulin.

Bron­wyn Davies, 60, was last seen at her home in West Dray­ton on the morn­ing of Jan­uary 1.

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