A tragic story, one can only hope that his illness hasn't resulted from his military service. Were I a Daily Mail reader I would probably use this as the basis for a tirade against medical care for retired servicemen.A former soldier has admitted the manslaughter of four members of his family, who were found shot dead at the home they shared in Newcastle. David Bradley, 41, was originally charged with the murders of his uncle Peter Purcell, aunt Josie, both 70, and their sons Keith, 44, and Glen, 41.
But those charges were dropped when it was found he was mentally ill.
Newcastle Crown Court heard how the bodies were found in Benwell Grove on 9 July, 2006. He will be sentenced later.
Bradley admitted the manslaughter charges on the grounds of diminished responsibility after two psychiatrists agreed he was mentally ill at the time of the killings.