A man who killed his mother has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Witnesses called police to Fambridge Close, Maldon, on Thursday March 24 with reports a woman was being attacked in the street.
A short while later, Javid Ahmed rang 999 to report he had killed his mother, Amina Begum.
Mrs Begum, 47, of Fambridge Close, was found injured in the street but sadly died at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics.
A post mortem examination established she had suffered 37 separate knife wounds including a fatal injury to her heart.
Ahmed, 26, a student, of Fambridge Close, was arrested at the family home and charged with murder.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Chelmsford Crown Court today, Wednesday August 24. The prosecution accepted the plea and he was remanded in custody, to be sentenced on September 19.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Danny Stoten, said after the hearing: “Amina Begum was subjected to a very violent attack, during which she suffered 37 knife wounds. “Despite efforts by police officers and ambulance staff at the scene, she could not be saved.
“Javid Ahmed was promptly arrested at the family home and he admitted to killing his mother.
“The investigation into this incident has established that at the time Ahmed was very unwell and his mental capacity was significantly impaired.
“For this reason the Crown Prosecution Service has accepted a plea of manslaughter, which is appropriate in these circumstances.
“Members of the public tried to intervene to help Mrs Begum and I would like to thank them for their bravery during what must have been a very frightening incident.”