Son ‘froze his mother’s decapitated head’
A SON stabbed his 86-year-old mother with an ornamental sword then decapitated her and put her head in a freezer, a court heard yesterday.
Philip Tarver, 47, allegedly attacked Angela Tarver and threatened to kill his father Colin, 83, at the family home in Woking, Surrey, on December 19 last year.
Alexandra Healy, QC, prosecuting said: ‘At around midday that day, in the kitchen of the address, the defendant stabbed his mother in the chest with an ornamental sword, killing her.’
Colin Tarver, who was in the lounge, heard a scream and ran into the kitchen, the Old Bailey was told. His son allegedly had a demented look in his eye as he told him: ‘I am going to kill you.’ Miss Healy said Colin
Tarver grappled the sword out of his son’s hands and went outside to call the police.
Philip Tarver then allegedly decapitated his mother and put her head in the freezer in the kitchen.
He also cut off her left ring finger and put it in a kettle, the court was told.
Tarver denies murdering his mother and making a threat to kill his father. The trial continues.