Murray Deakin Biography — Wiki
Murray Deakin is a deranged man who already killed his grandmother and led police on two dangerous pursuits, now snarled when a retired police officer approached him on a country NSW road.
‘Follow the code… you have to follow the code,’ the expressionless 20-year-old told Michael ‘Mick’ Horne in June 2018. He sighed when Mr. Horne asked for his name and pulled a claw hammer from his backpack, striking the fleeing 54-year-old in the back of the head.
Murray Deakin was affected by a mental illness when he fatally struck former cop Mick Horne with a hammer, his lawyer says
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Murray Deakin Age
Murray Deakin is 22 years old.
Murray Deakin bashed retired cop to death with a claw hammer
The NSW Supreme Court on Monday heard Deakin accepts he killed Mr. Horne, 54, and Gail Winner, 69, on the Far South Coast on June 1, 2018. But he has pleaded not guilty to murder on the grounds of mental illness, the trial was told.
‘We rely on psychiatric evidence that on the balance of probabilities, Mr. Deakin was in fact suffering the prodromal stages of schizophrenia not only immediately before, but for some years before the 1st of June (2018),’ Deakin’s barrister, Julia-Ann Hickleton, said.
Deakin has also pleaded not guilty on mental illness grounds to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder his grandfather, Thomas Winner, then 71.
Noting it wasn’t a medical opinion, Ms. Hickelton said she intends to place weight on Mr. Winner telling police on June 1 his grandson ‘lost it’ and was ‘a a schizophrenic’. Prosecutors disagree that Deakin’s psychosis and subsequent homicidal actions stemmed from mental illness.
‘The Crown argues it is a drug-induced psychosis,’ Neil Adams SC said, alleging Deakin had consumed cannabis and LSD prior to the two homicides.