Worksop: Polish man admits killing parents in frenzied knife attack after he ‘lost control’

Leszek and Malgorzata Dantes
Leszek and Malgorzata Dantes
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A Worksop man today admitted killing both his parents by diminished responsibility.

Kamil Dantes, 29, of Hardwick Road East, admitted manslaughter but pleaded not guilty to the murders of Leszek and Malgorzata Dantes, both aged 54, at their Worksop home on Monday 21st April 2014 during an appearance at Nottingham Crown Court.

Police were called to the property in the town at 6.55am on Monday 21st April 2014 following a 999 call from Dantes, when he said: “I’ve killed two people and they need an ambulance.”

When officers arrived Dantes had blood on his hands and his clothes and he told the officers there were two people dead upstairs.

A post mortem examination found his father had suffered 30 stab wounds and his mother 40.

During his police interview Dantes told them what he did was in self defence after his parents attacked him ‘with their words’. He said they were trying to make him suicidal and he lost control.

He said killing them was the biggest mistake of his life but that he didn’t have a choice as his nervous system was very damaged.

The court heard that Dantes suffered from a mental condition however the exact extent of this condition has yet to be determined.

The case was adjourned for sentencing.

The date of Dantes’ next appearance is yet to be confirmed and he has been remanded at Rampton Hospital.

Kamil Dantes had been seen regularly by mental health nurse before knife attack and smoked cannabis for years