Sir Richard Sutton’s partner paralysed after son’s knife attack: Mother ‘who was repeatedly stabbed in back has no movement from neck down following bloodbath that killed multi-millionaire’
The partner of multimillionaire hotelier Sir Richard Sutton was left paralysed from the neck down after being ‘repeatedly’ stabbed in the back by her own son, a murder trial into the death of the businessman today heard.
Anne Schreiber, 66, was left with the devastating injuries following the stabbing which a court heard left Sir Richard’s £2million country mansion near Gillingham, Dorset, looking like a ‘warzone’.
Sir Richard, an 83-year-old baronet who owned a string of hotels including the Sheraton Grand on Londen‘s prestigious Park Lane, died in the knife attack in April.
Ms Schreiber’s son Thomas is on trial accused of Sir Richard’s murder and his mother’s attempted murder.
Jury members have previously heard the aspiring painter, 35, fatally stabbed the businessman following rows about the inheritance of a family chandelier and a day at the races.
Schreiber has previously admitted the manslaughter of Sir Richard and pleaded guilty to driving a Range Rover dangerously on the A303, A4 and M3 during a ‘high speed chase’ after the stabbings. He denies murder and attempted murder.
Vandag, in his trial at Winchester Crown Court, jury members heard that Mrs Schreiber was stabbed so many times during the ‘vicious assault’ at Sir Richard’s mansion that doctors used 27 litres of blood to save her life.
The average human has around five litres of blood in the body at anyone time.
Anne Schreiber (op die foto links), 66, was left with the devastating injuries following the stabbing which left Sir Richard’s £2m country mansion near Gillingham, Dorset, looking like a ‘warzone’. Her son Thomas, 25, is accused of her attempted murder and the murder of her partner Sir Richard Sutton
Sir Richard (op die foto), an 83-year-old baronet who owned a string of hotels including the Sheraton Grand on London’s prestigious Park Lane, died in the knife attack in April
Police guard Sir Richard’s £2million property in the Dorset hamlet of Higher Langham in April
Today Schreiber wept in the dock as an emotional phone call between him and his sister after the killing was played in court.
In it Schreiber broke down and apologised, blaming a ‘demon’ as Louisa Schreiber, 40, said their mother was paralysed from the neck down, on a ventilator and added: ‘I don’t even think she will make it.’
Die 35 year old called his older sister Louisa Schreiber, 40, from prison on April 27, almost three weeks after he attacked his mother and her partner.
Hy het gesê: ‘Louisa, it’s Tom. Asseblief… please don’t hang up… I’m sorry to bother you… I just wanted to hear your voice and see if mum’s… see how mum’s doing and things.’
His sister replied: ‘I don’t know what to say,’ before Schreiber expressed his regret.
Hy het gesê: 'Ek is so jammer, it’s completely fucking madness, it’s a complete nightmare I have.
‘I’m waking up every day hoping to wake up from this nightmare… I don’t know what happened I completely lost control it’s just complete madness and doesn’t make any sense and I’m so sorry.
‘I didn’t didn’t mean for any of this this to happen you have to believe me on that I didn’t want to hurt anyone…’
Louisa replied: ‘She’s paralysed Tom… from the neck down… she’s on a ventilator… she can open her eyes though and she can smile… she seems to have her brain functioning but I don’t know what the future holds for her.
Sister Louisa Schreiber said after her father David died in 2013, her brother grew ‘quite dark’ and ‘frustrated’ at multi-millionaire Sir Richard
‘She’s got a spinal cord injury in her neck… She’s survived, against all the odds, but it’s [nou] whether she will ever move.’
In the call from Winchester prison, Hants, Schreiber repeatedly shouted ‘No’ as his sister described their mother’s injuries and asked ‘can she move?’ and ‘will she improve?’.
When he said he didn’t understand why his mother couldn’t move her legs, Louisa replied: ‘Because she’s had a knife go into her neck.’
She added there was a ‘possibility’ that Mrs Schreiber will not be able to breathe without a ventilator for the rest of her life and added: ‘I don’t even think she will make it.’
Schreiber said: ‘I’m sorry I didn’t mean for any of this to happen. I just completely lost it.
‘That wasn’t me there that day. It wasn’t Thomas Schreiber. It was someone else, it was like a demon.’
Hy het gesê: ‘I just wanted to give mum a hug’ then trailed off before saying ‘I just flipped’.
By the time the 12 minute long recording of the call ended with Schreiber saying ‘I wish you a good evening’, both he and his sister were sat in tears at Winchester Crown Court.
Sir Richard, who last year was listed at number 435 in the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated family fortune of £301million, was killed following rows with Schreiber about the inheritance of a family chandelier and a day at the races, the court previously heard.
Sir Richard (pictured here with partner Anne), who last year was listed at number 435 in the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated family fortune of £301million, was killed following rows with Schreiber about the inheritance of a family chandelier and a day at the races, the court previously heard
Sir Richard Sutton, pictured with his wife Lady Sutton and their children David and Caroline
He owned a sprawling property empire and more than 7,000 hektaar grond, including the five-star Sheraton Grand on London’s Park Lane and the Athenaeum hotel in Mayfair.
Schreiber has admitted manslaughter over the hotelier’s death but denies murdering him. He pleads not guilty to the attempted murder of his mother.
He has also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on the night of the killing, after he fled in a Range Rover and was captured by police after a high speed chase and a ‘hard stop’ in Londen.
Sir Richard’s body was found on the landing, after he was initially attacked downstairs and limped upstairs where Schreiber is said to have stabbed him a further five times in the chest with a kitchen knife.
The prosecution say Schreiber repeatedly knifed his ‘toxic and gold digging’ mother and Sir Richard after fantasising for months about their murders.
In a chilling text about a month before the killings, die 35 year old told a friend ‘I contemplate murdering them all morning day and night’.
Sir Richard had two children by his first wife Fiamma, and five grandchildren.
Mrs Schreiber, a Danish-born physiotherapist who has a practice in Milborne Port, Dorset, has three grown-up children including son Thomas.
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