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Son ‘froze his mother’s de­cap­i­tated head’

- Daily Mail Re­porter

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.

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