Son allegedly told mom ‘I love you’ after stabbing her 30 times, court hears

2019-01-17 16:53


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A student has admitted to stabbing his mother 30 times in a frenzied attack at their Glasgow home in Scotland.

Kyle Morrison (20) admitted to assaulting his mom, Sharon (51), after she returned to their flat in August last year.

Kyle allegedly tried to strangle Sharon while telling her, ‘I love you so much,” according to the BBC.

The court heard that he and his mom had had a good relationship while he was growing up but in the days leading up to the attack the university student wrote letters about harming her, Metro reports.

Prosecutor Lynsey MacDonald said this included setting out in detail a plan to kill his mom and laying out how he’d hide in her closet before jumping out and stabbing her relentlessly.

Kyle pleaded guilty to an attempted murder charge and will be sentenced next month.

He was staying with Sharon after he left his student accommodation.

That day when she came back from work and went to get changed Kyle is said to have suddenly appeared in her bedroom and started lashing out with a knife, according to the BBC.

Prosecutor Lynsey MacDonald told the court that he “repeatedly said sorry as he stabbed her.”

He then put his arm around her and choked her.

“She begged him to stop and to let her go,” Lynsey told the court.

Kyle eventually left his blood-soaked mother lying on the floor and went into his own room to listen to music.

Sharon lay injured for about 20 minutes believing she was going to die.

She begged Kyle to call an ambulance but he said he’d do it when he was ready.

When Kyle eventually called emergency services he said, “I tried to kill my mom. You better get on to that,” the BBC reported.  

Paramedics discovered Sharon on the floor of the flat and she had at least 30 stab wounds as well as a collapsed lung.

Daily Record reports that Kyle was arrested in Edinburgh the next day.

Sources: BBC, Daily Record, Metro

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