The Schizophrenic Grand Theft Auto killer Ezekiel Maxwell, now 24, is apparently fit for a release ruling after only 5 years in a secure hospital and the family of his victim fear he could be a risk to the public.
Back in 2006 Maxwell was playing Grand Theft Auto and smoking cannabis in his home on a Kennington Estate in south London.
He had not taken his medication for two weeks and heard gangster voices in his head telling him to stab someone.
Believing he was a character called Carl Johnson, from the PlayStation game, he went out onto the estate with a kitchen knife on 4 September 2006 and waited for his victim who turned out to be 51-year-old grandmother Carmelita Tulloch, who was on her way to work.
She too lived on the estate and was killed 500 yards away from her home, dying from a stab wound to the neck. She was found lying in a pool of blood.
Maxwell ran to his family home and told his mother what he had done. His uncle then escorted him to the closest police station along with his solicitor and he turned himself in.
He stood trial at Croydon Crown Court on 2 April 2007 where he pleaded guilty for manslaughter.
He was sentenced with an indefinite hospital order, and 5 years on they now claim Maxwell is fit enough to return to society.
But clearly Mrs Tulloch’s family are upset by this decision feeling they have been denied information about Maxwell’s release.
Tulloch’s father David Girdler, 73, said:
They wouldn’t allow us to attend the tribunal, they told us we could apply but that was turned down
But this is not the families only concern:
They are going to monitor him but they said that before. He didn’t take his medication for two weeks and five days later he killed our daughter
Maxwell will not be allowed near the family’s home in Kennington when he is freed after the release ruling and will instead be returning to the Croydon area.