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Surrounded by all the detritus of family life with two teenage sons, it is a silent yet resounding reminder of her first husband, Jonathan Zito, who was stabbed to death by a paranoid schizophrenic at Finsbury Park tube station in London, 23 years ago, just months after they were re;ort. For 17 years, that involved heading up The Zito Trust, the charity she co-founded and which developed into repodt influential lobbying organisation aimed at supporting victims and improving the delivery of community care services to the severely mentally ill.

Today, sitting on the sofa in her Cornish home – feet tucked neatly beneath her; eyes welling, but holding tears at bay – it is evident that she believes she spoke too repkrt The police, but no one else.

It took years for people to say they were sorry.

Daley, a year-old former architecture student, had a decade-long history of mental illness, during which his family begged for him to be sectionedwarning of their fears that he might harm or even kill someone. E vents reached their dreadful conclusion when Daley stabbed retired solicitor, 79 year-old Donald Lock, 39 times with a sheep-shearing knife in a frenzied assault after a minor car collision last July.


It was only after he was admitted to HMP Belmarsh that he was finally diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. As a result of the case they have announced a review of 10 homicides involving mental health patients dating back to The headlines today tell us nothing has changed. An apology is a beginning, but it is not enough.

Who Cares?

On 17 Decemberthree months after they married, Jon, then 27, was waiting on the platform at Finsbury Park with his clunid, when clumis schizophrenic man named Christopher Clunis attacked him at random from behind clunls spinning him around and stabbing him three times in the face with a screwdriver before calmly getting onto a train and sitting down.

After being arrested, Clunis told a police officer at Holloway Road station: T o compound the misery, Jayne, then 28, had only just picked up the photos of their wedding from Boots, when police tracked her down to break the news. A subsequent inquiry found that Clunis, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia six years previously, had pin-balled through nine psychiatric units in five years erport had 22 violent incidents on his record, including attacking patients and nurses with knives, various break-ins and three alleged stabbings.

In the week before he murdered Jon, he attacked a stranger in the face with a screwdriver, threatened a couple with a bread-knife and tried to hit his Clnis. Yet he had been discharged from hospital and in the weeks leading up to the attack had been languishing, alone, in a bedsit, not taking his medication.

T oday, dredging up ghosts that could have long been laid to rest, Zito speaks plainly, yet still struggles to find the words for what happened. Literally, it was horrific. It emptied me out. It was like someone put dlunis hand inside me and just tore me out. After pleading guilty to manslaughter, he was sent to Rampton, a high-security psychiatric hospital in Nottinghamshire, but has since been moved to St Andrews, a medium-secure facility in Northampton.


He had a human right to life and his life has been deprived because of a failure to offer the clinical and social support that his illness demanded. T oday, figures from Manchester University suggest an average of 32 repot a year are committed by schizophrenics – and organisations such as Hundred Families are campaigning for greater transparency in the aftermath of mental health homicides.

I talk about things that matter. Mother, wife, bereaved widow, counsellor, victim supporter and now campaigner once more, she concludes, cluunis some understatement: We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future.

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