Published on 17 Oct 2017 Sections

Man who killed neighbour convicted of murder

Home Affairs Correspondent

A man with a history of paranoid schizophrenia who killed his neighbour in a savage and sustained knife attack hours after being released from hospital¬† has been found guilty of murder. The family of the victim, Kamil Ahmad, said 56 year old Jeffrey Barry had previously threated to kill him and that the authorities should have done more to protect him. It’s a case which has prompted major questions about how Barry’s risk was monitored and assessed.

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