June 30th, 2005


In the news: Narcissistic med student admits to killing parents


A public schoolboy who admitted killing his parents before using their credit cards to fund a £30,000 spending spree has been jailed for life.

Brian Blackwell, 19, stabbed his father Sydney, 72, and mother Jacqueline, 61, at their home in Melling, Merseyside, Liverpool Crown Court was told.

Their bodies were found in September 2004, weeks after the attack.

Blackwell admitted manslaughter with diminished responsibility. He suffers "narcissistic personality disorder".

The court was told a post-mortem examination revealed his parents had been killed at their home some time in July 2004.