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Killer tries to stop publication of inquiry into his care

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:872
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Michael Stone, the former psychiatric patient convicted of the murders of Lin and Megan Russell in Kent in 1996, is mounting an unprecedented legal challenge to try to stop publication of a report into his care before the killings.

    It was the case of Mr Stone, who had received a diagnosis of a severe personality disorder before the murders, that prompted the UK government to propose a radical overhaul of mental health laws. The proposals have since been substantially scaled down.

    In 1994 he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, but doctors decided he …

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