Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Aaron Wilkinson a Army veteran 'shot landlady dead at point blank range because he didn't kill anyone while serving in Afghanistan'

A former soldier who wanted to see what it was like to shoot someone after returning from Afghanistan without firing a single shot gunned down his landlady, a court heard today.

Aaron Wilkinson, 24, from, Woodlesford, Leeds, is accused of murdering 52-year-old Judith Garnett by shooting her in the chest and head in her home in January 2011.

A jury at Bradford Crown Court heard that Wilkinson seemed disappointed at not having fired a single shot while in Afghanistan and had a fascination with what it was like to shoot someone.

Opening the trial, prosecutor Richard Mansell QC said Wilkinson was diagnosed with 'post-traumatic stress reaction' by an Army doctor and had since also been found to suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome, or a similar condition. Read More