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Cardiff hit-and-run killer detained in secure hospital indefinitely


A paranoid schizophrenic who ran down and killed a mother of three in a hit-and-run frenzy aimed at killing many more has been detained in a secure hospital indefinitely.

Matthew Tvrdon, 32, turned a three ton van into a weapon and mowed down Karina Menzies, 31, in a deadly 30-minute spree in Cardiff, south Wales.

A high court judge at Cardiff Crown Court sentenced him today to be held indefinitely in a maximum security hospital for people suffering mental illness.

It follows the acceptance of a guilty plea from Tvrdon to manslaughter through diminished responsibility for the death of Ms Menzies.