Golf club waiter who beheaded boss had violent past
A waiter at a golf club who beheaded his manager with a cheese knife has been jailed for life under the Mental Health Act. Jonathan Warg Limani will serve a minimum of 19 years for the killing of his boss Christopher Varian at The Oxfordshire Golf Club in Thame on 21 August 2010.
Mr Limani, 33, pleaded guilty to manslaughter with diminished responsibility at Oxford Crown Court, Thames Valley Police said. Mr Limani had a history of mental illness and paranoid schizophrenia and is presently at Broadmoor.
A judge told him that he will first be detained in a secure hospital, and, if his condition eventually improves, may later be moved to a prison.
He initially faced a trial for murder but three separate psychiatric reports agreed that due to the state of his mental health he would face the charge of manslaughter by diminished responsibility.
Shortly after 3pm on the day in question, a 999 call was received from the club, alerting police to the killing, which occurred in the loading bay area at the club.
The court heard how staff had found the killer sitting near Mr Varian's decapitated body after he had attacked him with a knife. Police recovered the headless body of Mr Varian and arrested Mr Limani at the scene.
The waiter, originally from Albania, had been sectioned twice and diagnosed with psychosis in Sweden and Switzerland
The prosecution accepted the plea that he was suffering from an abnormality of mind at the time of the killing.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Tolmie said: "Every murder is by its nature traumatic and very emotional for the family and friends involved, but this particular case is horrific due to the level of injuries inflicted. My thoughts continue to be with them at this very difficult time."
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