Timothy Keam death: Killer detained indefinitely

Kristian Kopco Kristian Kopco has been detained at in Arnold Lodge

A 21-year-old lodger has been detained indefinitely under the mental health act for killing his landlord with a hatchet in Northampton.

Timothy Keam, 48, from Adnitt Road, was discovered dead in his house by police on 3 April having sustained significant head injuries.

Kristian Kopco was unfit to plea but a jury at Northampton Crown Court found he "did do the act of murder".

Det Ch Insp Mark Behan said it had been "an extremely tragic case".

He added: "My thoughts are with Mr Keam's family and friends during what has been a very difficult time.

"While cases like this are thankfully very rare, the outcome today shows that those who commit crime will be dealt with appropriately through the criminal justice system."

More on This Story

Related Stories

BBC Northampton

Weather

Northampton

27 °C 15 °C

Features

  • Shinji Mikamo's father's watchTime peace

    The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima


  • Northern League supporters at the party's annual meeting in 2011Padania?

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence


  • scottie dogShow-stealers

    How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland


  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet


  • The outermost coffin of Tutankhamun 'Tut-mania'

    How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture in 1920s


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.