Patient 'killed wrong therapist'

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A therapist died after a frenzied knife attack by a patient seeking revenge against the medical profession, a court was told yesterday.

But 26-year-old Georgina Robinson was not the intended victim. After the attack, Andrew Ross Robinson (no relation), who had a history of mental illness, told police: 'I am sorry it was her. I meant it for Dr Monteiro.'

Dr Monteiro was the consultant who had examined Robinson, 36, when he was admitted to the Edith Morgan psychiatric unit in Torquay, Devon, months earlier and diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.

Truro Crown Court was told that Robinson was upset because a manuscript he had written setting out his grievances about the medical profession had gone missing.

Robinson denied murder, but his plea of guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility was accepted. He was ordered to be detained indefinitely at Broadmoor.

The court was told that in September last year Miss Robinson was dealing with a patient in her room when Robinson walked in and stabbed her with a five-inch kitchen knife.