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Woman admits killing her father because of ‘voices in her head’

A woman has admitted stabbing her father to death.

Ann Dixon, aged 49, killed her father Ray at the home they shared in Moorbridge Lane, Stapleford, on the morning of 3 March 2021.

Police officers rushed to the scene and found the victim fatally injured in the hallway.

Dixon was found upstairs in the address and arrested moments later.

Despite the best efforts of police and paramedics at the scene, Ray sadly died of his injuries soon afterwards.

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Dixon later told police that voices in her head had told her to kill her father and reunite him with his wife, who had sadly passed away several months before.

She said that her father had never done anything to hurt her but felt compelled to follow the instructions she’d be given.

Dixon was later declared medically unfit to stand trial and was detained at a mental health facility.

At a finding of facts hearing today (Wednesday) she pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

She will be sentenced tomorrow.

Detective Inspector Steve Wragg, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a tragic and distressing case that saw a much-loved father and grandfather killed in violent circumstances.

“Although the judicial process is now coming to an end, I know today’s events will do little to ease the pain of those left behind.

“Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the two police officers who arrived first at the scene. They displayed a huge amount of courage and professionalism as they fought to save Mr Dixon’s life and apprehended his killer.”

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