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.
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"diminished responsibility" lol, oh guy.