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Inquest into man killed by schizophrenic grandson

An inquest has begun in Nottingham on an 81 year old man stabbed to death by his grandson. John McGrath was killed by William Barnard in July 2009 in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. Barnard also injured his 84 year old grandmother Mabel.

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Coroner records unlawful killing at inquest for man killed by schizophrenic grandson

John McGrath was killed by his grandson Credit: ITV News Central

A coroner has recorded an unlawful killing at the inquest into the death of a pensioner killed by his schizophrenic grandson.

The social care team were criticised for failing to assess the mental state of a man who stabbed his grandfather to death in 2009.

William Barnard, who has schizophrenia, killed 84-year-old John McGrath at his home in Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.

He has already pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of demolished responsibility.

The coroner said no one agency is responsible

Police have also been criticised for failing to arrest Barnard for an earlier incident involving a machete.

Read: Inquest into man killed by schizophrenic grandson

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