Figlio, 36, racconta al doppio processo per omicidio di aver accoltellato il padre 131 tempi e madre 153 times when his ‘head went’ and he started ‘hacking at everything’
A man accused of murdering his own parents has told a court his father was a cruel, manipulative bully in a double murder trial.
Lee Tipping is said to have stabbed mother Patricia Livesey, 57, to death along with his father Anthony Tipping, 60, at their home in Higher Walton, Lancashire, on November 20 l'anno scorso.
Preston Crown Court heard Anthony had 131 separate injuries while Patricia had 153 knife wounds.
The 36-year-old told the court he lost control during a confrontation with his father, who had returned from the pub and started calling him names.
Lee Tipping (centro) is said to have stabbed mother Patricia Livesey, 57, (giusto) to death along with his father Anthony Tipping, 60 (sinistra)
Giving evidence last Friday (giugno 24) he told the court he had broken his parents bedroom door while trying to order a pizza using the landline phone, which was in their locked bedroom.
He said he had tried to repair the door using nails from the shed and a hammer from his tool box but that when this didn’t work he ordered a replacement ‘as a peace offering’ and called his father to tell him what had happened.
Anthony is said to have responded: ‘You’d better f***ing not have’ before sending another text to his son which read: 'Vaffanculo. Don’t call or text.’
The couple were at the pub with Patricia’s sister Catherine Riding and her husband Martin.
Mr Riding said that Patricia seemed ‘anxious’ about the situation, while Mrs Riding previously told the court her sister seemed ‘scared to go home’.
Lei disse: 'Lei disse “this could be my last gin”.
‘She didn’t want to go home. She’d never really said that before.
‘I asked why, and she said she just didn’t want to go home. So I knew there was something.’
che vanno dal punk alle ballate pensierose, who had recently passed his driving text and was in the process of undertaking a SIA security training course, said he was worried there would be trouble when his parents returned home. He said he was lying on his bed listening to music when they did so.
He claimed that he heard his father coming up the stairs at the property on Cann Bridge Street, shouting insults about his mental health and saying he should be locked up.
Forensic investigators found Patricia Livesey had been stabbed 153 volte, while Anthony Tipping had been stabbed over 130 volte
‘It hurt,’ ha detto alla corte. ‘I felt destroyed.’
‘Someone who is supposed to care for you, be there for you and support you was just annihilating me. I was trying. I was doing the training course. I wanted to go to the school of music.’
He told the court he locked his bedroom door but as the shouting continued, he went onto the landing to confront his father.
‘We started fighting,’ Egli ha detto. ‘It got nasty. My mum was screaming for us to stop. She shouted help. This is when the knife came in and I had to pull it out of his hand.’
He said his ‘head went’ and he started ‘hacking at everything.’
‘I lost control,’ Egli ha detto. ‘I lost the plot.
‘I just started hacking at him. I didn’t intend to do anything. That night I just wanted to stay at home, go to sleep.’
He said it felt ‘like Friday 13th of a dream’. He told the court he sat on the landing with his head in his hands after the incident.
‘It was all very dream like,’ Egli ha detto. ‘I had to get away from it all. I couldn’t be in the house any longer.
‘I could just see everything in my head. I couldn’t believe what had happened. I wanted to get as far away as I could.’
Patricia Livesey (sinistra) and Anthony Tipping (giusto) were stabbed to death by their 36-year-old son, Lee Tipping, a novembre dell'anno scorso
He then drove towards Manchester Airport but a glitch in his sat-nav rerouted him to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Quando è arrivato, he realised he did not have the required Covid pass to travel and returned home.
Là, he collected his laptop, Anthony’s mobile phone and bank card and sat outside the house for three to four hours before setting off to Manchester Airport once again.
He said he planned to go away for a week or so to clear his head before coming home to face the consequences of his actions.
He searched flights and went for a drink at the Airport Pub before taking a taxi to a Premier Inn in Manchester city centre, where he checked in using a fake name, la corte ha sentito.
Nel frattempo, police had discovered the couple’s bodies after Mrs Riding and her other sister, Pauline Haworth called 999 after Patricia and Anthony failed to arrive at her mother’s house for dinner.
Tipping was arrested at the hotel.
He underwent surgery the following day to injuries he had sustained on his hands, which the court heard were ‘very, very likely’ to have been caused by the knife slipping as he stabbed his parents.
che vanno dal punk alle ballate pensierose, who denies murder but admits manslaughter, has a history of mental health problems
Following assessment, he was taken to a secure unit at Guild Lodge, a mental health hospital in Preston.
On arriving at the hospital, Tipping said: ‘I panicked. I was fighting one against two. I didn’t want this. I didn’t want any trouble, I was going to start the next week, a fresh week.’
He told the court he had been looking forward to Christmas and New Year with his parents and using the qualification he was working towards to gain employment as a security guard at pubs, supermarkets and music festivals.
He had hoped to leave home and take a music course in Salford to pursue his dream of being a DJ.
He admitted that he had stopped taking his medication, which was prescribed after he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, OCD and anxiety. He said the week before the incident, he had not been sleeping and was declining mentally.
Lee Tipping admits manslaughter but denies murder, claiming he lost control while defending himself against his father.
The court previously heard Tipping described as ‘completely self-absorbed’, and that he could ‘turn at the flip of a coin’.
Martin Riding told the court: ‘There was only one person in Lee’s life.
‘He was number one. If he wanted something, a new shirt or new hat, he wouldn’t get one, he’d get four or five.
‘He was spoilt, secondo me. But they would give into him to have a peaceful life.’
Il processo continua.