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Tragic event occurred in Louth, a town located in the county of Lincolnshire, England. There, a 30-year-old man stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend, Bethany Vincent, 26, and her autistic son, Darren Henson, only nine years old, for fear that the boy’s autism was “contagious”.
A man kills his ex-girlfriend and her son with autism for fear that the disease was “contagious”
The man stabbed his ex-partner up to nine times, one of which was 20 cm deep and pierced his heart. While the little boy received up to 14 stab wounds to his face, neck, chest, leg, shoulder and back.
After what happened, the man, Daniel Boulton, fled. He was wanted by the police for 24 hours. In his flight, he raided a cabin to steal alcohol and food and also stabbed an off-duty police officer in the leg.
He stabbed the little boy out of a “hatred motivated by his autism”
He then attempted to steal two cars to continue dodging officers, but they managed to stop him using a taser gun. He was finally arrested by the agents and brought to justice, where a jury found him guilty of the double murder.
The magistrate in charge of the investigation, Judge Pepperall, addressed the defendant with these words, “I am sure you stabbed DJ – your ex-partner’s son – out of hatred and were motivated by your autism,” according to DailyMail.
He faces a 40-year prison sentence
He now faces a prison sentence of at least 40 years, which could mean Boulton may never be able to leave prison. Lincolnshire Police detailed Boulton’s sentence via its official Twitter profile.
Boulton has been has been sentenced to 40 years in jail for the murder of Bethany and Darren, to run concurrently.
Boulton appeared at Lincoln Crown Court this morning. https://t.co/I1I8eX4eYH
— Lincolnshire Police (@LincsPolice) February 2, 2022