Naked man who beheaded his mother because he thought she was a witch
A paranoid schizophrenic who killed and decapitated his elderly mother because he believed she was a witch will spend the rest of his life in a secure mental ward.Daniel Coriat, 44, was seen wandering the streets naked like ‘a zombie’ before police found him hiding in a wheelie bin in a train station following the murder.
He told officers he was the son of God and had been living in the bin since he ‘came down from the sky two months ago’, the Old Bailey heard today.
He made ‘Hannibal Lecter suckling noises’ before snarling at officers as he was arrested and put into a police van.Emergency services found his mother Elizabeth,76, brutally murdered at the flat they shared together in Forest Hill, south London, in March last year.
She had suffered almost 50 separate injuries and her head had been cut off completely off, rotated 180 degrees, and placed back on her body.
‘His mother was found on her bed, fully clothed, decapitated and mutilated with various weapons embedded in her head and body,’ said prosecutor Sarah Plaschkes QC