‘This f**king thing is re­fus­ing to die’ RE­TIRED COP CAGED FOR KILLING OWN MUM

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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.

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