Wednesday, 25 November 2009

It Takes All Sorts


Brian Thomas, 59, of Neath, south Wales was cleared last week of murdering his wife Christine in his sleep as he dreamed he was battling with an intruder. It was found he suffered from a long-standing sleep disorder and could not be held responsible for his actions.

He said in an interview: "The psychiatrists have told me I'm not to sleep with anybody in the future - it's frightening."

Frightening? To think that he would ever consider sleeping beside someone ever again is frightening and makes me wonder at human nature. Wouldn't you think anyone who had such an affliction would ensure they slept entirely alone without requiring medical advice? It takes all sorts, as they say.


6 comments:

John said...

He reported what the specialist said. It might well be that he had already come to this decision on his own? Seems he had no idea his mind acted this way when he was asleep. Back in the days of LSD a man choked his wife by forcing the bed sheet down ther throat. He said his LSD-influenced brain made him think she was a snake. He got off. It is that legal concept of mens rea again.

subrosa said...

John, my point was that he thought it frightening he shouldn't sleep with anyone again. In his position you'd think, as you say, that he'd already made that decision but his comment makes me think the opposite.

I don't remember about the LSD incident. Maybe I wasn't in the UK at the time.

Would he get away with that today? I'm not sure.

Vronsky said...

My father warned me about women. He said: while you're sleeping,they're thinking....

brownlie said...

If I was a woman I don't think I'd even like to be in his company, far less in his bed.

subrosa said...

Always Vronksy, always. :)

Let's be honest someone's got to think.

subrosa said...

I certainly wouldn't want to stay in the same house as him brownlie. Did you see John's comment?

Strange business.

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