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UK Anti-Gun Campaigner Stabbed to Death

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posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 09:54 AM
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If only she'd had a gun.......

news.bbc.co.uk...



The grandson of anti-gun campaigner Pat Regan has admitted killing her in a frenzied knife attack in Leeds.

Rakeim Regan, 20, stabbed Mrs Regan to death at a property in Marlborough Grange in the Hyde Park in May 2008.

Regan was ordered to be detained indefinitely at a secure psychiatric hospital at Leeds Crown Court.

The night before the killing, Mrs Regan had asked for him to be allowed home with her after he was assessed by a mental health nurse.

The court heard Regan was taken to accident and emergency at St James Hospital, in Leeds, following bizarre behaviour.





posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 11:04 PM
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The court heard that Regan's mental health had deteriorated in the early part of the year.

In the days before the incident he had been arrested by police and after his release claimed officers had tried to rape him.

He also claimed aliens were trying to get him, and that "reptilians" were all over the place.

Jeremy Richardson QC, prosecuting, told the court that, as the defendant became more delusional, he claimed his grandmother was a paedophile.

news.bbc.co.uk...


I think that this part of the article is worthy of note.

Bizarre delusions are a important part of the a thought disorder and a thought disorder is a component of psychosis.

While it is true that most of those with mental illnesses are not prone to violence, it is nonetheless important to take the signs of psychosis seriously and to get the sufferer of these symptoms as much help as possible, including involuntary confinement until symptoms can be eliminated, if possible.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott

I think that this part of the article is worthy of note.

Bizarre delusions are a important part of the a thought disorder and a thought disorder is a component of psychosis.

While it is true that most of those with mental illnesses are not prone to violence, it is nonetheless important to take the signs of psychosis seriously and to get the sufferer of these symptoms as much help as possible, including involuntary confinement until symptoms can be eliminated, if possible.


I agree, but the problem with this statement as a defining characteristic of psychosis......




He also claimed aliens were trying to get him, and that "reptilians" were all over the place.

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....is that it would cover a significant part of our ATS membership



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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Why did they give him to the grandmother if he said(although possibly delusional)
that she was molesting him?
Bad judgement!



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 09:50 AM
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Whist this story demonstrates yet again, the utter incompetance of social services in the UK, I can't help but feel that the Grim Reaper has a sick sense of irony



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