Jobless son kills mother after she complained the tea he made for her wasn’t milky enough

Thomas Westwood, 46, has admitted killing his own mother over an argument of milk in a cup of tea.

Thomas stabbed his 68-year-old mother Susan Westwood, 17 times at her home in Coventry on Friday, December 1, last year. She suffered fatal injuries in the attack which later took her life.

The jobless killer was arrested after officers were called to the scene. He claimed his mother had been bullying him every day and said she was the one who first attacked him with the knife.

He reportedly told officers the incident began after he made a cup of tea for his mother which was ‘not milky enough’.

According to Mail Online, Westwood pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility on the first day of his trial.

Prosecuting, Mr. Peter Grieves-Smith said at the time of the killing the defendant was suffering with paranoid schizophrenia. He said Westwood had ‘certain beliefs’ about his mother.

Susan’s family said in a statement: “We as a family have been left devastated and heartbroken at the loss of Susan.

She was a loving mum, nan, sister, auntie and friend who will be missed so much.

‘She was a kind, funny, generous warm loving person. She did not deserve to lose her life in the most cruelest of ways”.

Westwood is due to be sentenced on Friday 3 August at Leamington Justice Court.

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