Stephen Hollow Biography — Wiki
Stephen Hollow is a Birmingham husband and pensioner who fractured his 76-year-old bedridden wife’s skull with a hammer before telling the police ‘I hope I’ve just killed her’.
Stephen Hollow repeatedly struck his wife of 38-years, Margaret, with the tool in a ‘brutal’ attempt to end her life. After the attack, the 77-year-old, who was his wife’s sole carer, then dialed 999.
Stephen Hollow Family, Wife, Children
Stephen’s wife, Margaret Hollow, suffers from a ‘plethora’ of ailments, including Alzheimer’s, a heart condition, lung disease and hypertension, Birmingham Crown Court was told.
Mr. Hollow was the sole carer of his wife and had ‘no family or friends to offer support’. Balbir Singh, mitigating, said it was a tragic case and the couple had no children, relatives or friends.
Stephen Hollow jailed for battering his bedridden wife
Stephen Hollow, of Erdington, has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to attempted murder. He then admitted giving her ‘about 12 raps’ with a hammer, according to reports.
She suffered bleeding to the surface of the brain and a skull fracture and, after treatment, was transferred to a nursing home. However, she survived the attack.
After the attack, Hollow told a call handler how he had ‘tried to look after’ his wife, that it had ‘not worked out’ and that he had ‘reached the end of his tether’. His wife was still conscious and speaking intermittently, the court heard. Hollow later spoke to a police officer telling her: ‘I hope I have killed her.’
What Stephen Hollow said to police
Phillip Bradley said: “Stephen Hollow told the operator: “I have just killed her, my wife. It is a long story.’
“He said: “She has been ill for some time. I tried to look after her but it has not worked out. I have bashed her head in with a hammer. I gave her about 12 raps. I am not ill myself but could not take it anymore.”
‘He added: “I am afraid I was at the end of my tether.”
Hollow was ‘extremely calm’ when he showed police officers where his wife was, officers were told.
He also told a probation officer: “I was pacing up and down. I switched on the TV but could not watch it.”
“I thought to myself: “This is no bloody good” and I decided to do what I did.”
Stephen Hollow’s Mental Health Issues
Hollow’s own mental health in April this year after he was treated at Birmingham’s Heartlands Hospital after a supposed suicide attempt. He was later discharged, though the staff.
With time, Mrs. Hollow’s physical condition had deteriorated and so had her husband’s mental condition, he said. Hollow had come to the conclusion that it was ‘the only way out’, officers were told.