Thursday, June 6, 2013

Matthew Tvrdon Given Hospital Order

A 32-year-old man who killed a mother-of-three and admitted attempting to murder seven other people during a series of hit-and-run incidents in Cardiff last year has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Matthew Tvrdon was given an indeterminate hospital order under the Mental Health Act and will continue to be detained at Ashworth high security psychiatric hospital in Merseyside.

Tvrdon, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, killed 31-year-old Karina Menzies and injured 17 other people, including seven children, during a half hour of "madness and mayhem" across five different locations in Cardiff on Friday October 19, 2012.