was struggling at school, he was seeing a counsellor,
whom he told he was hearing voices that were telling him
to hurt people.
2011, After a row, 14 year old Daniel Bartlam
murdered his 47 year old mother, Jacqueline Bartlam.
her with a hammer then, padded her body with paper,
covered it in petrol and set the lot on fire.
The murder had
been well researched, police forensics found many
incriminating files on the boy's computer that he had
tried to delete, these included clips from TV soap
opera's where fires had been started.
January 2012, Trial starts at Nottingham Crown
Court, at the time an unidentified teenager.
murdering his mother, claiming he had been provoked
after a row, and therefiore it was not murder.
examination from the prosecution the court heard that
Bartlam was obsessed with "how to get away with violent
crimes" and had written a story that mapped out what
happened that night.
He told the
court, "In the story, I got away with it," .
"And I thought I could get away with it, in real life".
9th February 2012, Bartlam is found guilty of
murdering his mother.
adjourned to allow for psychiatric reports.
At the trial
neither the boy or his mother were identified. Reporting
restriction were only lifted after sentencing
April 2012, 15 year old Daniel Bartlam has been
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