This is the disturbing moment an ‘acutely psychotic’ daughter who killed her mother and cut off her head was caught on CCTV carrying it around.
Paranoid schizophrenic Odessa Carey, 36, was too unwell to enter a plea to a murder charge but following a trial of the facts, a jury found she killed her mother.
The headless body of her 73-year-old mother, also called Odessa, was found at the pensioner’s home in Ashington, Northumberland, last April.
Carey was arrested after police found her hiding in the loft of a different house in Guide Post. Her mother’s head was found under a sink by a police officer.
Police released two clips. In the first, daughter Carey was seen walking down the street with her mother’s head in a shopping bag.
In the second, the woman is found by police hiding in the loft.
During the trial, Nicholas Lumley, prosecuting, said that the day before she was arrested, the daughter had visited the allotment of a friend of her late father and she had blood on her hands and arms when she turned up.
The QC told Newcastle Crown Court: ‘She had with her a bag, the contents of which she showed to the allotment holder. It was a human head. She kissed it.
‘It can only have been her mother’s head.’
Mr Lumley said the allotment holder did not have a phone and did not contact police, but went to the pub and told someone what he had seen.
She doesn’t believe the body to be that of her mother. She is acutely unwell, so far all attempts to treat her have not been successful.’
Judge Sloan said the defendant, who is being treated at Rampton Hospital in Nottinghamshire, will be sentenced under the Mental Health Act tomorrow.
The judge said: ‘The finding that you have returned does not lead to punishment, that would not be appropriate.
‘What is appropriate is measures are put in place to continue efforts to treat her and also have measures in place to ensure public protection.’
It can now be reported that at a magistrates’ court hearing, Carey answered the murder charge by saying: ‘Not my mam, someone else.’
Source: Daily Mail UK