Timothy Keam death: Killer detained indefinitely
- 5 September 2013
- From the section Northampton
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."