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Less than 10 Years in Prison for a Deranged Murderer in England

Woman charged over stabbing of Labour MP Stephen Timms | Mail Online

In January 2000, deranged Robert Ashman attacked Liberal Democrat MP Nigel Jones with a samurai sword as he conducted a surgery in his Cheltenham constituency.

Ashman seriously injured Mr Jones and stabbed to death his aide Andrew Pennington as he tried to protect the MP.

Mr Jones required 57 stiches to his hand.

Ashman later claimed he had carried out the attack because his MP was not doing enough to help him after he lost his job, got divorced and was declared bankrupt.

The former engineer was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder.

Sentencing the father of two at the time, a High Court judge said Ashman was so disturbed she could not foresee a time when he would be safely released.

But Ashman has since been allowed back on the streets after psychiatrists deemed him fit to be let out.

He is now living in a ‘halfway house’ in Bristol, just 35 miles away from the scene of the killing in Cheltenham.

Although he is supervised by police and has to obey a curfew, he is free to go out alone during the day.

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