Not the mental health workers:
Mental health workers refused to section him five days before the killing despite pleas from his mother, who felt 'bullied and threatened' by him.Not the NHS authority:
Now an inquiry has found that Newton was never properly assessed despite 15 years of dealings with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.Not the PCSOs:
It found that his medical notes were kept in a 'chaotic' state and the Trust failed to treat his long-term drug abuse.
Newton, from Bristol, suffered paranoid delusions and the day before the attack told two PCSOs his daughter had been cloned and his mother had a grave under her car.As usual, the state looks after its own:
But they thought he was joking and did not even record the incident.
But despite this, the report concluded that the killing could not have been prevented.The irony is, it maybe couldn't. But then, we'll never know, will we?
He admitted manslaughter with diminished responsibility but this was rejected by a judge and he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 16 years in 2008.Prison?!? *sigh*