Zippy, Gonzalez had a history of mental disorder. He was
a bed-wetter until the age of 12. He had no friends, and
spent his days on computer games and watching violent
horror films such as the Friday the 13th films. He loved
and idolised Freddie Kruger.
repeatedly admitted to hospital for psychiatric
treatment and in 1999 was diagnosed as being a
schizophrenic. But he was discharged back into the
community He had told his mother he had thought about
In 2003 and again in 2004 doctors decided Gonzalez was
not mentally ill or a 'high risk
September 2004, Daniel
Gonzalez told Peter King, who was walking his dog with
his wife in
that he was going to kill him. He was fought off and he
where he then stabbed 76 year old Marie Harding
who was walking near her home in Southwick, West Sussex.
Gonzalez wore a
during the attack. After this, he returned home to
where he remained that night, in a note to himself and
his alter-ego he described the killing
of Ms Harding as "Orgasmic, the best thing i have ever
done in my life"
16th September 2004, The next morning he travelled
north into London. He spent most of the day drinking,
and at some stage stole two large kitchen knives from a
September 2004, 5:30 AM in Tottenham, he left 46
year old Kevin Molloy for dead after stabbing him in the
face, neck and body with a pair of large knives .
At around 7:00
AM he made a forced entry into the Hornsey house of
Christina and Koumis Constantino, qwho were asleep
upstairs, but was fought off after stabbing the husband
in the arm.
8:00 AM he was
now in Highgate, where he tried to gain access to
several houses, witnesses reported seeing him randomly
ringing doorbells. He succeeded in breaking in and
murdering an elderly couple, the Robinsons, 76 year old
Derek Robinson and his 68 year old wife Jean, were
discovered by a decorator who arrived minutes after the
attack, he first came across blood all over the walls of
one room then he discovered the bodies. He saw Gonzalez
naked and covered in blood, about to take a shower,
Gonzalez fled through a window, The decorator fled
the house to call police.
later arrested at Tottenham Court Road tube
the police he wondered what it would be like to be
Freddy Krueger, from the Nightmare on Elm Street horror
films, for a day.
28th February 2006, Trial starts at the Old Bailey
admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished
responsibility. He claiming he was a schizophrenic and
voices in his head told him to act like Freddy Krueger.
witness, Dr Edward Petch, a psychiatric consultant at
Broadmoor Hospital, said during the t that Gonzalez was
a schizophrenic capable of "extreme, unprovoked and
Thursday 16th March 2006,
The jury dismissed his story, taking just 90 minutes to
reach a verdict, and convicted him of murder.
17tth March 2006, Judge Ann Goddard QC sentenced
Gonzalez to six life sentences, for four murders and two
attempted murders and said he will never be released.
The judge said: 'You have brought unspeakable misery
and grief to the families of those you killed.’
2007, Using the broken edges of a CD case Gonzalez
slashed his wrists and bled to death in his cell at