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    Son stabs mother to death - Sick Cnut

    Son guilty of killing 100-year-old mother

    Hannah Fitzgibbon lived in Stepney with her son


    A son stabbed his 100-year-old mother in the neck then told his brother "I've just gone mad," a court has heard.

    Michael Fitzgibbon, 62, admitted the manslaughter of Hannah Fitzgibbon at the Old Bailey.

    She died from a stab wound to her neck at the terraced home they shared in Stepney, east London in February.

    Fitzgibbon denied murder and the prosecution accepted his manslaughter plea on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

    The unemployed former black cab driver was initially charged with murder.

    But prosecutors accepted a plea to the lesser charge after psychiatrists agreed he was suffering depression of "moderate severity" as well as the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

    Crispin Aylett QC, prosecuting, said: "This is a case in which the defendant stabbed his mother when she was 100 years old.

    Deteriorating health

    "This occurred at a time when it seems that in fact the defendant's own health was deteriorating at a rather more rapid rate than that of his mother."

    Mr Aylett said Fitzgibbon's condition was undiagnosed at the time of the killing, although "some of the symptoms were apparent to family and friends".

    He added: "Neither psychiatrists nor anyone else could think of any rational explanation for why the defendant would have killed his mother other than the one the defendant himself offered in the immediate aftermath.

    "He told his brother on the telephone, and later police, 'I've just gone mad'."
    Judge Richard Hone ordered pre-sentence reports to decide on whether to jail Fitzgibbon or take an "exceptional" course of action in giving a supervision order because of the state of his health.

    He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on 13 September.


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    Probably a good thing to stick on his CV if he wants to apply for a job as a lawyer in Issan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Probably a good thing to stick on his CV if he wants to apply for a job as a lawyer in Issan.
    What? " I've gone mad"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Son stabs mother to death - Sick Cnut
    says it all, who needs details

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    What? " I've gone mad"
    No. That he killed his mother with a knife. It could be a good icebreaker with a potential employer if they have done the same in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    What? " I've gone mad"
    No. That he killed his mother with a knife. It could be a good icebreaker with a potential employer if they have done the same in the past.
    What the fuck are you on about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    What the fuck are you on about?
    I'm sure it's within the realm of your own capability to work it out for yourself.

    Just read what I wrote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    What? " I've gone mad"
    No. That he killed his mother with a knife. It could be a good icebreaker with a potential employer if they have done the same in the past.
    What the fuck are you on about?
    The lawyer in Issan who stabbed his mum and then cut her throat I think. Said after, he cut her throat to stop her suffering, must have gone mad as well.

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    So there's a lawyer in Issan who stabbed his mum, right, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    So there's a lawyer in Issan who stabbed his mum, right, I see.
    Well, he owns the company.

    Man who killed mother gets OK to practise law

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    ^ you are a vicious [at][at][at][at] noodles.

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    How so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    So there's a lawyer in Issan who stabbed his mum, right, I see.
    Well, he owns the company.

    Man who killed mother gets OK to practise law
    So what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    How so?
    Upbringing maybe. Or maybe just inherent nastiness.

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    Well, I never knew that!

    I once asked him for legal advice about my mad ex - but he never suggested that I slit her throat to put her out of her misery, (although it does sound tempting, come to think of it).

    It's amazing what sort of secret past some people have who live in Thailand. Makes my misdemeanors look positively angelic.

    Simon

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    With impunity!

    The law is helpless in the face of 'depression', especially of 'moderate severity.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Upbringing maybe. Or maybe just inherent nastiness.
    Never considered stabbing someone to death though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    So what?
    So it started as a throw away comment that you needed explaining over a number of posts.

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