Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Mother killed after care failures

A catalogue of failures in the care of a mental health patient who stabbed a pregnant mother-of-five to death have been highlighted in a new report.

Benjamin Holiday, 25, a paranoid schizophrenic, killed Tina Stevenson in Hull after missing his medication.

An independent investigation found his mental health problem was "under-treated" and his condition should have been "more assertively managed".

Humber Mental Health Trust has apologised to Miss Stevenson's family.

Miss Stevenson, 31, and her unborn twins died after she was stabbed in the back by Holiday on Wellsted Street.

Holiday, who said he had no recollection of the attack, pleaded guilty to her manslaughter at Hull Crown Court in May 2006 and was detained in a secure hospital.

Oh dear here we go again...'Lessons learned'

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