Husband beheads wife because X Factor dancers tried to come out of the television screen and take her awayBy Mason White 4:21 PM March 20, 2016
|Timothy Allen and Samantha Ho|
By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested on a charge of murder after cutting off the head of his wife because X Factor dancers tried to come out of the television screen and take her away, police in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 40-year-old Timothy Allen of Cambridgeshire, has been remanded into a mental health facility after pleading guilty to manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility.
According to the police investigation, Allen and his wife, 39-year-old Samantha Ho, were in a very loving relationship, but a serious motorcycle accident left him suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, delusions and depression.
On the day of the murder, the couple was at home watching an episode of the X Factor on television. Around 11:00 p.m., Ho called the police to report that her husband cut his neck in an attempt to commit suicide.
Allen then approached his wife and stabbed her numerous times before cutting off her head. When police arrived, Allen was in the process after killing his dog.
When asked why he killed his wife, he explained that he had been watching people dancing in the X Factor, and they were being controlled by puppets.
He felt very scared, and they were talking to him through the television screen, saying that they were coming to take Ho away from him.
Allen then decided that the only way to save his wife from the dancers is by killing Ho and himself.