Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, December 3, 2020
In Britain, on September 11, 2019, Zak Bennett-Eko killed his 11-month old son, Zakari, by throwing him off a bridge.
This week, a jury found him guilty — of manslaughter, not murder — because Mr. Bennett-Eko is a paranoid schizophrenic:
His defence case was that because of his mental state, he did not know what he was doing was wrong by the standards of reasonable, ordinary people and he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity.
But the prosecution argued Bennett-Eko, who was charged with murder, should be found guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility.
He was sentenced to “a secure psychiatric unit.” In the UK, this sentencing has no predetermined duration. The Home Secretary and “a board of psychiatrists” can release him at their discretion.
Shortly after Zakari’s murder, Emma Blood, Mr. Bennett-Eko’s white wife, gave birth to their second child.