MAN ‘KILLED REFUGEE AND CUT OFF HIS PE­NIS’

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A MAN mur­dered a refugee and cut off his pe­nis af­ter claim­ing he was a rapist and ter­ror­ist, a court heard.

Jef­frey Barry, 56, at­tacked his neigh­bour Kamil Ahmed at his flat in Bris­tol at about 2am on July 6 last year, the city’s crown court heard.

The court was told Mr Ahmed, a Kur­dish refugee from Iraq, died fol­low­ing a “sav­age and sus­tained” knife at­tack.

Para­noid schiz­o­phrenic Barry was racist to­wards Mr Ahmed and had pre­vi­ously as­saulted him.

In a phone call to po­lice weeks be­fore the killing, Barry claimed Mr Ahmed was a rapist, a paedo and a ter­ror­ist in Iraq.

A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion found Mr Ahmed had been re­peat­edly stabbed, in­clud­ing 25 times to his face and eyes, dur­ing Barry’s at­tack. His pe­nis had been “cut off at the root”.

Barry, who has long-stand­ing men­tal health prob­lems, de­nies mur­der but ad­mits man­slaugh­ter by di­min­ished re­spon­si­bil­ity.

He had lived at the Wells Road prop­erty, a multi-oc­cu­pancy house for adults re­quir­ing sup­port, for five years.

On May 24 last year, he told sup­port work­ers he wanted to be no­to­ri­ous and mur­der a mem­ber of the pub­lic, al­legedly adding: “Kamil would be top of my list”.

Barry had been dis­charged from hos­pi­tal less than 12 hours be­fore he killed Mr Ahmed.

His case was re­viewed by a men­tal health tri­bunal, who re­leased him with med­i­ca­tion af­ter he promised not to drink or take drugs, which he did.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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