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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Son Kills his Parents after Argument about his Laziness

The trial of a lazy son accused of killing his parents after they argued when they found him lying in bed with a hangover at lunchtime continued Wednesday.


Daniel Dighton, 35, stabbed his father, Barry, four times and his mother, Elizabeth, 20 times when they came home from a shopping trip in September last year.

The accused was frustrated with his parents’ attempts to help him get a job and move out of the family home, London’s Old Bailey court was told Tuesday.

His father Barry, 61, was a school principal for 20 years before retiring in 2006. His mother was an administrator at the same school.

The couple tried repeatedly to help their son have a career as a teacher and leave their home in Croydon, south London.

Dighton told his parents he found a job in Thailand as a teacher but returned home when it fell through.

An argument started when his parents came home from their shopping trip to find “their layabout of a son in bed and hungover,” prosecution attorney Crispin Aylett told the court. A routine argument became out of control and Dighton stabbed his parents, Aylett added.
Dighton denies the murder but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. The trial continues.
 as seen on Fox News

"diminished responsibility" lol, oh guy.

78 comments:

  1. Maybe jail was his plan B if his parents kicked him out.

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  2. He might not have a job but sure took the initiative when it came to stabbing. 20 times? Really?

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  3. He couldn't do that, he's too lazy. Must have been someone else.

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  4. Note to self, do not encourage kids TOO much...

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  5. Must not be to lazy if he was able to kill them !

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  6. "In criminal law, diminished responsibility (or diminished capacity) is a potential defense by excuse by which defendants argue that although they broke the law, they should not be held criminally liable for doing so, as their mental functions were "diminished" or impaired."

    from wikipedia.

    i bet his attorney told him to do that.

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  7. Wait... he was 35? And still living with his parents? FUUUUUUUUCK...

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  8. Don't give wings to the scorpions, pl0x

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  9. he finally mustered up the energy to do something, eh?

    btw, I have a new post on GTL Everyday :)

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  10. haha, too lazy to work but not lazy enough to stab his parents multiple times. Well, they WANTED him to get up and do something...

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  11. if that isnt fucked up, i certainly dont know what is

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  12. Sad new, hard to accept there's people like Dighton.

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  13. diminished responsibility. hmm, i'll have to remember that one.

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  15. He's obviously not that lazy if he stabbed his parents a combined 24 times.

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  16. Never yell at anyone with a hangover, let that be the lesson folks. :D

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  17. This is awesome, keep it up bro !

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  18. not saying he was right by killing his parents, but I can definitely feel the pain of having to live with the people he did. I'm not sure how many of you notice, but when people work as principals, teachers or even at the school. They start to act like the ages they are around. Middle school teachers and admins are ridiculous, its like trying to talk to a 14 year old kid sometimes. I can definitely see why he was raged.

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  19. I think he went just a little bit overboard.

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  20. I guess they were never able.... to teach him a lesson.... YEAAAAH! WE DONT GET FOOLED AGAIN!

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  21. I can picture that guy raging on his bed hahaha

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  22. "i'm not lazy I'll KILL THEM THAT WILL SHOW THEM I'M NOT LAZY!"

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  23. this is classic!

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  24. Obviously not lazy enough to stop him from murdering his parents.

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  25. sad but true. what a psycho. lazyness kills. :D

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  26. what the hell is wrong with that kid?

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  27. damn thats fucked up... blame the video games

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  28. Well it seems he wasn't all that lazy.

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  29. A truly lazy guy would have had a gun under his pillow. Not getting out of bed to investigate the noise, let him come to me.

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  30. hmmm... thanks for finding it for me!

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  31. what a fricken failure, I'd have already slung him out by then :P

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  32. i like your sentence to sum this up xD

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  33. I'm with the parents on this one. Other than being dead that is.

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  34. this guy is a dipshit... why would he do that?

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  35. wow..he needs to die like an insect

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  36. Lazy enough to get yelled at, not lazy enough to avoid MURDERING HIS FAMILY. lol alright, then.

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  37. It's weird that the parents of a 35-year-old "layabout" who has never lived on his own, are two people whose jobs are to discipline kids and send them out into the world with all the skills needed to be independent. Sounds like a messed-up family to me.

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  38. Stupid, he's gonna end up in prison getting butt raped.

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  39. "The accused was frustrated with his parents’ attempts to help him get a job and move out of the family home"

    what the fuck. this kid is totally nutcake crazy.

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  40. Well, that's a bummer. This world is fucked. :\

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  41. as above comment has mentioned,

    what is this world coming to, really.

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  42. Free of Charges. He didn't murdered anyone, hes too lazy.
    Or:
    Father being stabbed several times
    Father: AH FINALLY, SOME ACTION! CMON, WORK IT OUT ON ME! YEA HEAR THAT, WORKING!! MOTHER OUR SON IS WORKING!!!
    mother: eerghhhhhhhh.....my life is.....complete............
    Father: Hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa

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  43. Comradejoker, add this to your post:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ9s_lSRJ3A&feature=related

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  44. well his life is going to suck now. no parents and in prison.

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  45. I always hate these stories of old ass dudes killing their parent whom they still live with :/ nothing that wrong with living at home but you gotta be humble about it dudes

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