If they ain’t screaming, they ain’t believing.
The only mental illness he’s suffering from, is what he learnt from violent/intolerant Islamic texts, all of which have the seal of approval from the four schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
Religious fanatic suffering from schizophrenia stabbed his retired computer analyst neighbour to death as he was doing odd jobs in his garage
- Leonard Flower was stabbed 17 times in his garage in Luton, Bedfordshire
- Mr Flower, 67, found lying in pool of blood by couple delivering leaflets
- Sameer Babar, 35, a religious fanatic suffering from undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, detained indefinitely after pleading guilty to manslaughter
- Judge at Luton Crown Court said it was ‘unexplained and frenzied attack’
Sameer Babar, 35, from Luton, Bedfordshire, stabbed his neighbour Leonard Flower to death in an ‘unexplained’ attack
A religious fanatic who was unknowingly suffering from paranoid schizophrenia stabbed his neighbour to death in an ‘unexplained and frenzied attack’.
Leonard Flower, 67, known as Len, was stabbed 17 times – including through the heart – by Sameer Babar, 35, as he was doing odd jobs in his garage in Luton, Bedfordshire.
His wife, Linda, to whom he had been married for 47 years, was just metres away inside the couple’s home when the brutal attack took place.
But Mrs Flower only found out about her husband’s death when he was found lying in a pool of blood by a couple who were delivering leaflets around the area.
During the hearing yesterday at Luton Crown Court, Babar denied murder, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The court was told Babar, who lived opposite Mr Flower, a retired computer analyst, had fled the scene after carrying out the attack on October 22 last year by stealing the couple’s car.
He then drove north up the M1 motorway but was arrested five hours later in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Psychiatrists now believe Babar – who has written two books containing extreme religious rhetoric – was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia in the years leading up to the attack.
He has now been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
Speaking after the hearing, Mrs Flower said she was ‘heartbroken and devastated’ about her husband’s death.
She said: ‘We have lost a good husband, father, grandfather and a kind man who was liked and respected by everyone who met him.’