UK: Boy stabbed mum 118 times then called police to bring body bag
London, Dec. 15, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A private school pupil killed his mum after stabbing her 118 times, then called police to tell them to ‘bring a body bag’, an inquest heard on Monday
According to Metro News, Rowan Thompson, 17, told police he strangled and knifed Joanna Thompson, 50, before putting the blade in the dishwasher and making himself some lunch, a coroner was told.
In a chilling call to the emergency services on July 1 last year, the teenager said: ‘I have just killed my mum, I probably need someone to arrest me, I think that is what you do.’
Thompson faced trial after he admitted manslaughter but denied murder at Winchester Crown Court.
He was later found dead at a psychiatric facility, meaning his trial was abandoned and his mum’s inquest was resumed.
Mrs Thompson was strangled with such ferocity her voice box was fractured and she suffered bleeding in her eyes and face, according to Home Office pathologist, Dr Basil Purdue
Around 10 to 15 minutes later, Thompson repeatedly stabbed her in the forehead, arm and neck, severing her jugular artery.
The incident happened at Walnut Tree Cottages, Vicarage Lane, Hambledon, Hampshire, UK the inquest heard.
When asked if he needed an ambulance, Rowan replied: ‘Yeah, a body bag or whatever you do.’
He said he was ‘99.9%’ sure his mother was not breathing, adding he had ‘made sure’ of it.
Thompson identified as non-binary and reassigned his gender to ‘no sexuality’.
He showed signs of being depressed and suicidal, the inquest heard. He was living with his father and stepmother in Barnsley, South Yorkshire until he moved to stay with his mum in Hampshire last June.