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Plan to free 'psychotic' double killer Gregory Davis

A "psychotic" killer who was detained at Broadmoor Hospital for stabbing a mother and son in Milton Keynes is due to be released.

Gregory Davis, who is now in his 30s, killed Dorothy Rogers, 48, and her 19-year-old son Michael at their home in Great Linford in January 2003.

He was detained indefinitely in 2003 but has now been deemed well enough for a conditional discharge.

Police, social workers and a medical team are to discuss the move.

The release would involve supported accommodation and Davis would have to report to health care workers.

Serial killers fixation

He stabbed Mrs Rogers 31 times in front of her son and then chased, stabbed and disembowelled the teenager in a nearby playground.

A judge at Luton Crown Court described it as a "brutal and frenzied attack".

He had a fixation for serial killers and mass murder and knew Ms Rogers and her partner Michael Cowells from the Pilgrim's Bottle pub, Great Linford, where they used to drink.

Then 24, he admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Mr Cowells.

At the time he was analysed by five psychiatrists who agreed he suffered from depression, alcohol dependence and social anxiety.

He recently won a legal challenge and in March 2011 a medical health tribunal heard he was going through a psychotic episode brought on by alcoholism and a bad reaction to medication.

He was moved to a less secure hospital in Oxford two years ago.

The release plans are to be discussed on Thursday.

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