(Lizzie) Howe was a world renowned academic and author.
25th July 1992, The family, Dr Elizabeth Howe, her
husband Jeremy Howe and the 2 children, Jessica 6, and
Lucy 4, were packing and preparing for a holiday by the
sea in Suffolk.
be joining the family in a few days as first she was
teaching summer school for the Open University. That
evening Jeremy was concerned that Lizzie had not called
to say goodnight to the children. About midnight a
policeman called at the holiday home with the terrible
broker into Dr Howe's room at Wentworth hall of residence on
the York University campus. he slashed her throat then cut
off her dress and slit her body from her collarbone to her
The 28 inch
wound he inflicted penetrated her left lung three times and
split her heart.
Pask did not
know Lizzie, it was as random selection on his part.
July 1992, Robin Pak, aged 31, appeared before
York Magistrates court charged with the murder of Dr.
Elizabeth Howe, he was remanded in custody.
July 1993, At his trial at Leeds Crown Court, Dr Marion
Swan, a consultant forensic psychiatrist who examined Pask,
told the court that for "a long time his thoughts had
dwelled on suicide and he had lost the will to live". She
added that he would not be able to give evidence in his
defence because of his mental illness.
were adjourned and cannot be continued, and will not until
Pask is fit to be tried or viewed unfit ever to be tried.
The Judge ordered that Pask be detained
in a secure hospital until he is fit to face a further trial
for the murder of Dr Elizabeth Howe.
Pask was married
with three children.
Jeremy Howe has written
book about the horrific times and how he explained to the
children. click here