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Inquiry opens after woman stabbed
Matthew Newland,
Mr Newland was ordered to be detained indefinitely
An inquiry opens on Tuesday after a mentally ill man stabbed a 79-year-old woman 42 times in 2002.

Matthew Newland was a paranoid schizophrenic who killed Adelaid Howard in her home in Winterbourne, Bristol.

He was diagnosed with the mental illness a year earlier. The inquiry will look at the support he was given when he moved back into the community.

Newland is in a secure hospital after pleading guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

'Multiple wounds'

Four years ago Avon and Somerset police launched a manhunt after Adelaid Howard's body was found in the kitchen of her house.

She had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Mrs Howard was found by her 78-year-old husband, John, in their home in Dragon Road.

Mr Howard left home on the morning of Wednesday, 27 March 2002 to play golf, and his wife went shopping.

Her husband discovered the body when her returned home that day.

Matthew Newland, who was then 24-years-old lived in the next street. Just before the killing Mr Newland had threatened to kill his own social worker.

He had been diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia a year before the killing


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