Oxford student guilty of manslaughter

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Oxford student Will Jaggs has pleaded guilty to killing a 25 year-old woman in a frenzied sexually-motivated attack.

Jaggs, an English literature student at Oriel college, yesterday admitted to a judge at the Old Bailey that he repeatedly stabbed family friend Lucy Braham, a fashion designer, last September at her home in Harrow on the Hill.

Police were called to the crime scene after being alerted by neighbours and they arrived to find Jaggs naked and screaming before he began stabbing himself in the chest. Miss Braham lay naked in front of him in a pool of blood.
Last week the Oxford student pleaded not guilty to murder but yesterday  admitted manslaughter on the grounds of dimished responsibility.

Jaggs was known for his erratic and violent behaviour, which was  exacerbated by drug-taking. He had been rusticated from Oriel over concerns about his behaviour. 

He has been sent to Broadmoor Hosptial, a high-security psychiatric unit in Berkshire, where he will remain indefinitely.

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