‘This f**king thing is refusing to die’ RETIRED COP CAGED FOR KILLING OWN MUM
A RETIRED detective driven by hatred to smother his elderly and frail mother has been jailed for a minimum of 14 years.
Stephen Green, 66, couldn’t wait any longer for his 88-year-old mum Bernadette to die so he murdered her at their family home in Preston, Lancs, on May 18.
Green had initially convinced authorities she died of old age, but a coroner’s officer noted Mrs Green had not seen a doctor since October 2013, and a closer exam of her emaciated body revealed a number of pressure sores.
A post-mortem then concluded Mrs Green had been smothered and that an area of rotting blackened skin around her bottom was evidence of “severe neglect”.
Green’s motive for the killing was then uncovered in a series of text messages he sent to his daughter, Preston Crown Court heard.
On New Year’s Eve last year, he wrote: “If that bitch doesn’t die before I get my life back I am going to be the nastiest poltergeist the universe has seen.”
Just five days before Mrs Green’s death, he texted: “She’s at death’s door but nobody’s opening it.”
Hours after she died, he wrote: “That’s it. It was a slow, miserable, messy end but she’s finally gone.”
In messages from 2015 he wrote: “Why does this motherf**ker take the joy out of life,” and “This f**king thing is refusing to die. I am going to have to kill it”.
Green showed no emotion as he was caged.