A woman who suffered from a mental disorder has been found not guilty of murdering a man by reason of insanity at the Central Criminal Court.
Grace Miano admitted to killing Limbani ‘Robert’ Mzoma in her Dublin home on the 1st of November 2018.
The 53-year-old attacked Mzoma with a fire poker and stabbed him to death with a knife and told gardaí that she had planned to get him drunk.
During an interview with gardaí, Miano claimed that she was raped by Mzoma and that she killed him to protect women, herself and Prince William, a member of the royal family.
She stated that other people encouraged her to finish Mzoma off and that she saw Jesus emerge from a hole.
There was no dispute from two psychiatrists that Miano was suffering from a schizoaffective disorder at the time of the murder.
Miano told psychiatrists that she was inhabited by the spirit of Princess Diana, who helped her fight a Kate Middleton plot to endanger Prince William and other members of the royal family.
Prosecuting Counsel James Dwyer said that Miano’s mental disorder meant that she didn’t know that she was doing anything wrong and was unable to stop herself.
After deliberating for two hours and 22 minutes, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity.
One psychiatrist stated that Miano was “possibly the most floridly schizoaffective person” he ever met.
Extending his condolences to Mzoma’s family, Mr Justice McDermott adjourned the case for the production of a psychiatric report to determine if Miano needs inpatient treatment.
Miano was remanded to a designated facility and will appear in court again on the 11th of October.
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