Can Arslan: Man jailed for not less than 38 years for stabbing neighbour to dying after years of abusing him


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A person has been jailed for not less than 38 years after stabbing his neighbour to dying 27 instances on his entrance garden in Gloucestershire.

Can Arslan, 52, fatally attacked father-of-three Matthew Boorman outdoors his residence as he returned from work final October in Walton Cardiff.

The killing of Mr Boorman, 43, was the end result of 12 years of threats from Arslan against his neighbours close to Tewkesbury, Bristol Crown Courtroom heard.

After attacking Mr Boorman, Arslan pressured his approach into the house of a second man, Peter Marsden, and stabbed him eight instances.

In the course of the trial, the courtroom heard that after the assault Arslan instructed police “the voice said to me to ‘kill him“, later including that the voice belonged to his childhood teddy bear.

Following Arslan’s responsible verdict, Mr Boorman’s family criticised the police and authorities for his or her “toothless and ineffective” response to the hazard Arslan posed.

Months earlier than the assault, Sarah Boorman, the spouse of Matthew Boorman made an announcement to police setting out a abstract of the threats from Arslan, including that she was frightened about somebody being murdered.

Arslan made counter-allegations, accusing the household of racially abusing him and instructed police “I’ll homicide him”, the day earlier than he attacked Mr Boorman.

Matthew Boorman was killed in the knife attack in Twekesbury yesterday evening
Matthew Boorman’s household criticised the police and authorities

Arslan had been harassing Mr Boorman and different folks dwelling on a new-build growth for years and had been charged with harassment only a week earlier than the killing.

He denied murdering his neighbour on the grounds of diminished duty.

In response to Arslan’s declare that his childhood teddy bear “instructed him to kill” Mr Boorman, forensic psychologist Dr John Sandford instructed jurors he was “sceptical” of this and didn’t take into account Arslan to be mentally in poor health and did not should be in hospital.

In the course of the trial, the courtroom heard that Arslan was not mentally in poor health or within the grip of psychosis, however that he had been recognized with a character dysfunction.

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