A teenager who stabbed his grandmother to death and seriously injured his grandfather as they lay in bed in Hull will claim he was suffering a psychotic episode due to his use of the drug M-Cat, a prosecutor has told a jury.
Hull Crown Court was told there was no dispute that Lewis Dale, 17, killed Irene Dale, 78, and seriously injured her husband Allan, 80, with a kitchen knife. Adrian Strong, prosecuting, described how Dale attacked his grandparents as they were in bed at their home in Summergangs Road in April.
Mr Strong said Dale was a mephedrone or "meow meow or M-Cat" user. It used to be called a "legal high" but was outlawed in 2010 and is now a class B controlled drug. Users claim it provokes euphoria and heightened energy but there were also reports of restlessness, anxiety, confusion and psychosis.
"I anticipate that Lewis Dale will tell you that at the time of the
attack on his grandparents he was suffering a psychotic episode as a result of