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Man who killed mum and sister sentenced to life

A man from Millom who killed his mother and sister has been sentenced to life in prison. Preston Crown Court heard John Jenkin who's 25 was released from hospital two days before their deaths after trying to kill himself.

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A man with schizophrenia who killed his mother and sister has been jailed for life.

A man with schizophrenia who killed his mother and sister two days after he was released from a mental health unit has been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of twelve years.

Twenty-four year old John Jenkin had tried to drown himself in a river two days before he attacked his mother Alice McMeekin and sister Kathryn Jenkin with an axe at their home in Millom in Cumbria.

Preston Crown Court heard Jenkin was suffering from a schizophrenic disorder at the time of the offences last June.

He's to serve his sentence at Ashworth Secure Hospital on Merseyside.

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