To have some sympathy for Nicola Edgington?

(163 Posts)
lougle Mon 04-Mar-13 22:25:51

Report from BBC

This woman had killed before. She knew she was a danger to the public. She dialled 999 four times to tell them that she needed sectioning to prevent a killing.

I know she did what she did. I can't imagine what her victims' families are going through.

I do feel some sympathy for her though. She tried to get herself out of circulation.

ATouchOfStuffing Thu 07-Mar-13 19:06:53

What I can't understand is how the judge called her actions 'selfish' ! Even in her mentally confused state she was trying to protect other people.

Flojobunny Thu 07-Mar-13 20:11:01

Latara don't be embarrassed. I hope you found the strength to make the call and have got some additional support.

BexleyFemale777 Thu 20-Jun-13 22:02:44

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Alisvolatpropiis Thu 20-Jun-13 22:50:34

I think the victim was failed more than the murderer was in all honesty. But yes the murderer was failed too.

LadyPam Amber one of the least empathic people I have ever met, ,truly an unpleasant piece of work, is a fairly senior mental health professional with the authority to section people. My blood ran cold the moment the person said "if I had my way I'd have all the fucking nutters shot". I haven't seen them since.

mignonette Thu 20-Jun-13 22:55:07

Manipulative is a typical perjorative used about patients for various reasons.

In my experience as a RMN, a patient is most likely to be labelled as manipulative when a health or other professional lacks the skills to work with them and does not understand the mechanics of a personality disorder and the way it impacts upon functioning. They fail in their interactions with them and then project the feelings it engenders back onto the patient....

I have great sympathy for everyone affected by this awful, preventable tragedy.

OhDearNigel Thu 20-Jun-13 22:56:25

I had dealings with her during the original murder investigation of her mother. A scary young woman. After that experience i cannot believe she was free to murder someone else. She should never have been released from secure accomodation

soulsurvive55 Wed 26-Jun-13 22:40:09
soulsurvive55 Wed 26-Jun-13 22:51:49
MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Wed 26-Jun-13 23:17:46

This is a zombie thread.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 26-Jun-13 23:55:33

Sometimes zombie threads can be very interesting and have a continuation

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Wed 26-Jun-13 23:57:28

Of course they can, it's just sometimes people don't notice so it's worth seeing it pop up in ThreadsImOn. Or that was my thinking, I've always found it helpful when other people do it.

soulsurvive55 Thu 27-Jun-13 21:32:57

We have to wait for some zombies to sort out the big bosses of Oxleas. Or are they the zombies responsible for the deaths of so many people they are supposed to care for?

soulsurvive55 Thu 27-Jun-13 21:58:39

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