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Russell Square killing: ‘mentally ill’ Zakaria Bulhan understands the charges

by | 7th, August 2016

Russell Square killing: a look at reporting on the death of Darlene Horton and Zakaria Bulhan’s arrest in London.

Bulhan, 19, has been charged with murdering Mrs Horton and attempting to murder Martin Hoenisch, Lillie Selletin, David Imber, Bernard Hepplewhite and Yovel Lewronski, who were all injured.

Daily Star: “REVEALED: Tragic last text sent by American stabbed to death in Russell Square”

THE last text sent by Darlene Horton.. has revealed how much she loved our great capital.

She texted a friend:

 “…I do love London and could stay until November easily.”

The Sun: “Darlene Horton planned to play tennis with best pal shortly before tragedy struck”

Tragedy struck. Or a killer struck?

OC Register: “San Jose man describes attempt to stop London stabbing suspect”

Martin Hoenisch, 59, is a retired firefighter. He says:

“I’m a firefighter. I’m a good guy. Any guy would try to stop this…. He [the alleged killer] never broke his stride.”

Did “cool and calm” Zakaria Bulhan say anything?

“He never said a word,” Hoenisch said.


“I freaking love London.”

Bulhan has been at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Much has been made of suggestions that he is mentally unwell. The Irish Times sees him in the dock.

The teenager mumbled his name, address and date of birth to the court with his hand over his mouth. Bulhan was unrepresented in court and sat hunched throughout the short hearing with his hand over his mouth.

He held his face in his hand as the names of the victims were read to him in court. When asked if he understood the charges, he nodded and gave the judge a thumbs-up gesture. Bulhan was remanded in custody and ordered to appear at the Old Bailey on August 9th.

He appears to have understood everything.


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