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Man sentenced to hospital order for manslaughter

News   •   Oct 17, 2020 06:30 BST

[Mustafa Arezo, 32]

A man has been sentenced to a hospital order under the Mental Health Act after pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of both of his parents.

At the Old Bailey on Friday, 14 February, Mustafa Arezo, 32 (22.10.87) of Redfern Avenue, Whitton pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Akbar and Layla Arezo on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

He was sentenced to a hospital order under the Mental Health Act at the same court on Friday, 16 October.

The court heard that Mustafa lived with 74-year-old Akbar and Layla, aged 73 at the family address.

At around 09:40hrs on Friday, 12 July 2019, members of Akbar and Layla’s family forced entry to their house after becoming concerned they were not answering their phones.

On doing so, they discovered their bodies in a bedroom and immediately called police.

The family told officers that Mustafa’s Toyota Yaris was not outside the address and that they had been unable to contact him via telephone. Police commenced enquiries to locate Mustafa and at 14:20hrs police in Slough saw the car parked in Merton Road, Slough with Mustafa inside.

He was arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken into custody where he was later charged.

Detective Sergeant Steve Elliott, who led the investigation, said: “This is a tragic case and our thoughts remain with the family of Akbar and Layla who have been through a dreadful ordeal.”