Man who claimed that he had & # 39; special powers to identify pedophiles & # 39; before he stabbed a stranger at a bus stop, he was not found guilty of murder
- Ben Daly, 30, once struck Ian Michael Baz Bosch in Coolbellup
- Daly has not been found guilty of murder because of his mental health problems
- He claimed that he had & # 39; special powers to identify pedophiles & # 39; before the attack
A man who claimed that he had & # 39; special powers to identify pedophiles & # 39; before he stabbed a stranger at a bus stop, he was not found guilty of murder.
Ben Daly, 30, once struck Ian Michael Baz Bosch, 43, in Coolbellup in November 2016.
The father of two died three days later in the hospital.
Daly admits that he stabbed the 43-year-old, but says he does not remember the memory.
Ben Daly, 30, (photo) struck Ian Michael Baz Bosch in the neck in Coolbellup in November 2016
In September, forensic psychiatrist Victoria Pascu testified in Daly's trial by the WA Supreme Court.
She said the accused indicated that he only remembered that he had left the house through his bedroom window and returned.
He claimed that in the meantime he didn't know what he was doing or why, she said.
Dr. Pascu said that people suffering from mental illness sometimes & # 39; black holes & # 39; in their memory.
She said that Daly, a paranoid schizophrenic, had been psychotic since the age of 21.
He suffered persecution and grand delusions and heard voices, believing angels communicated with him to help him identify pedophiles.
Ian Baz-Bosch (photo) was on his way to buy a ticket for his young son's birthday when he was stabbed and killed
Daly (photo) admits that he stabbed the 43-year-old, but says he does not remember the memory of the sudden attack
He also believed that his & # 39; job & # 39; would be recruited by bikies & # 39; to save the children & # 39 ;, said Dr. Pascu.
& # 39; His life was then driven by psychosis, & # 39; she said.
In an interview with the psychiatrist, Daly referred to a photo of Mr. Baz Bosch, whom he had seen in news reports, and said he was killed because he was a pedophile.
During a later interview, Daly spoke of some involvement in his death, but he was unable to give details, Dr. said. Pascu.
She said his mental health had not improved significantly because he had been sent to the hospital ward of the high-security Frankland Center at Graylands Hospital and his prognosis was not good.
Prosecutors argued that his mental illness was not sufficient and fought to find him guilty for using cannabis and amphetamine.
He was also known not to take his medication.
But his lawyers successfully argued that he should not be held criminally responsible for the crime because he was deprived of the ability to control his actions.
Although Daly has not been found guilty of murder, he will remain in a psychiatric institution for treatment indefinitely.
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