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THOMAS McDOWELL

 


Name:

Thomas Hamilton McDowell

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

1977
Kill Total:

1

Kill date:

July 2002

Kill Place:

Camden, London

Status:

 

Occupation:

Student
Victim: Andreas Hinz

D.O.B:

1975

 


 

Court:

Southwark Crown
Case No:  

Judge:

Geoffrey Rivlin QC

Prosecution:

 

Defence:

 

 

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FACTFILE

 

3rd July 2002, McDowell posed as a rent boy and flirted with trainee Rabi Andreas Hinz. After quite a few drinks they then went back to McDowell's home.

Within moments McDowell attacked 37-year-old Mr Hinz, strangling him.

He sat with the corpse overnight, the next morning he went out to borrow a chainsaw.

On returning he dragged the body to the bathroom where he used the saw to dismember the body. He then put body parts in to by-liners and put them out for the dustman to collect.

 

The rubbish collection was missed that week, plus it was a very hot summer. Flies soon surrounded the area and the terrible smell attracted attention.

 

14th July 2002, Within days McDowell was arrested, admitting his crime to police saying 'I have been having nightmares'.

 

after his arrest McDowell was sent to Rampton Secure hospital for evaluation before he could stand trial.

 

Thursday 30th September 2004, McDowell admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, claiming he was a 'Controlled Psychopath', the jury rejected this and found him unanimously guilty of murder.

 

Friday 1st October 2004, McDowell sentenced to life imprisonment. The judge said " I do not know whether it will ever be thought safe to release you into the community". McDowell was given a 'Whole Life Tariff', see the full list of prisoners on the home office list of those never to be released here >>

 

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