Sameer Babar, 35, from Carnegie Gardens in Luton has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his 67 year old neighbour Leonard Flower on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Luton Crown Court.
Mr Flower, a retired computer analyst, was found in his garage by a woman delivering leaflets, on October 22. He died shortly after police and ambulance crews arrived. His wife of 47 years was in the house, unaware of the attack.
Babar was arrested the same day at a petrol station on the A45 in Kenilworth by officers from Warwickshire Police after he asked a member of the public to call for ambulance.
Babar appeared at a plea and case management hearing at Luton Crown Court today and the manslaughter plea due to diminished responsibility was accepted after psychiatric reports were prepared by all parties. He is now the subject of a Hospital Order under section 37 of the MHA 1983 (as amended 2007) and also subject to a Restriction Order under section 41 of the same act without limit of time.