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Why Daniel Bartlam did it: explaining matricide with God, the Devil and John Snape

DANIEL Bartlam the Nottingham boy who murdered his mother, Jacqueline Bartlam at 14, is the Daily Mirror’s “DEVIL CHILD”. No. He isn’t. He’s the teenager who lived in a fantasy world and murdered his mother in cold blood while she was sleeping with this then 6-year-old younger brother. Daniel Bartlam did not murder his young brother but took him outside into the street. He then doused his mother in petrol and set the family home on fire. At no point in the court case against him was religion mentioned.

The Mirror said he watched and played:

Violent video games and films, including The Amityville Horror and Final Destination – suitable only for people aged over 18 – were also found [in his room].

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Posted: 3rd, April 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (12)