Timothy Keam death: Killer detained indefinitely

Kristian Kopco
Image caption Kristian Kopco has been detained at in Arnold Lodge

A 21-year-old lodger has been detained indefinitely under the mental health act for killing his landlord with a hatchet in Northampton.

Timothy Keam, 48, from Adnitt Road, was discovered dead in his house by police on 3 April having sustained significant head injuries.

Kristian Kopco was unfit to plea but a jury at Northampton Crown Court found he "did do the act of murder".

Det Ch Insp Mark Behan said it had been "an extremely tragic case".

He added: "My thoughts are with Mr Keam's family and friends during what has been a very difficult time.

"While cases like this are thankfully very rare, the outcome today shows that those who commit crime will be dealt with appropriately through the criminal justice system."

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