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Italian farmworker given hospital order for strangling Devon writer | UK news

An Italian farmworker with paranoid schizophrenia who strangled an animal-loving writer and left her body in a cattle pen on a Devon farm has been given a hospital order at Exeter crown court after admitting manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. Luigi Palmas, 27, waited in the shadows at Combe Farm in Gittisham and attacked Katherine Bevan, 53, as she tended the cows she adored and which she had written about. At first, police and paramedics thought Bevan had been trampled by the animals, but a postmortem showed she had...
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