Son admits fatally stabbing mum before flipping her over, hugging her and crying

A son suffering from paranoid schizophrenia stabbed his mum to death as she lay in bed.

The court heard Thomas Fisher stood over mum Fiona for 15 minutes before knifing her once.

He later told a psychiatrist: “After I stabbed her I flipped her over and hugged her, crying.”

The 22-year-old appeared at Lewes Crown Court yesterday for sentencing.

He had previously pleaded not guilty to murder but instead admitted to manslaughter with diminished responsibility, Kent Live reports.

Fiona Fisher, 51, died of a single stab wound to the chest on the evening of April 27.

Officers had been called to her home of 17 years to do a welfare check, but on arrival found her dead.

She was an assistant manager at the L’Occitane shop in Tunbridge Wells.

A group of around 15 people were sat in the public gallery for the hearing.

Reading out what Fisher told a psychiatrist, the prosecutor said: “I just stabbed her and she did not wake up.

“I didn’t look when stabbed her.

“I knew it was my mother.

“After I stabbed her I flipped her over and hugged her, crying.”

The court also heard that Fisher from Crowborough had likely been suffering with paranoid schizophrenia.

He has been handed a life sentence with a minimum of two years, with an indefinite hospital direction until he no longer poses a threat to the public.

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