15-year-old boy stabs two strangers more than 100 times in broad daylight for no reasonBy Mason White 2:20 AM May 2, 2016
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A teenage boy was arrested on a charge of murder after stabbing two strangers for no apparent reason, policed in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 15-year-old James Fairweather of Colchester, has been convicted of two counts of murder in connection with the stabbing deaths of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea.
Fairweather was sentenced to serve 27 years in prison.
The Guildford Crown Court was told that Fairweather chose his victims at random.
Fairweather did not know either Attfield or Almanea, the victims did not know each other and the defendant had absolutely no reason to attack them.
Attfield was found about 6:00 a.m. in a park in Colchester.
He had received more than 100 stab wounds during a savage assault, and died shortly after being found.
Almanea was attacked about 10:30 a.m. near the University of Essex, where she was a student.
Fairweather claimed voices and hallucinations compelled him to carry out attacks, and he admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but denied two charges of murder.
Prosecutors presented expert medical evidence that Fairweather attempted to deceive those doctors who examined him.
Evidence showed that Fairweather was in control at the time, he knew what he was doing, he prepared for the killings by arming himself with a knife and gloves, and he took steps afterwards to conceal what he had done.