The unusual defence was that the syndrome - a collection of personality traits - meant Mr Morgan had diminished responsibility and had committed manslaughter rather than murder. It was a complex argument built around the premise that Morgan saw things in such a black and white way he felt forced into a course of action someone else would not normally take. Asperger syndrome Asperger syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability It affects how people see the world and interact with others People with Asperger syndrome are escorts in mackay bridge average or above average intelligence Some people with Asperger syndrome say understanding the world feels overwhelming and this can cause them considerable anxiety Some parents of autistic children say that other people simply think their child is naughty, while adults find that they are misunderstood Giving evidence in the trial consultant forensic psychiatrist Dr Phillip Joseph said Asperger syndrome could provide "an explanation" for the killing.
He said: "If he suffers from the condition it is at the very least a ificant contributing factor.
They may have a very binary way of thinking, have difficulties communicating and crave routine and predictability rather than change. Director of the Autism Research Centre Professor Simon Baron-Cohen told the court although there is not much research on Asperger syndrome and autism spectrum disorder ASD in murder, there was growing awareness of how it could lead to the crime in a esclrt of cases.
Motgan added: "There are an increasing of cases that the courts are hearing about. When the alleged involved find themselves trapped in a certain way they might mature housewives seeking man fuck woman just through logic alone to the idea that they have to get rid of the person who is causing the threat.
This is just an impression there is insufficient research to draw solid conclusions yet. But Prof Baron-Cohen, who diagnosed Morgan just before the trial, said it explained a lot of the millionaire's actions both during and before the murder.
He pointed to the businessman's preference to fix up machines rather than spend time with people, and his obsession with machinery and military history. Morgan kept excavators, cranes, tanks, an old American fire engine and motorbikes at his home, where he displayed his collection of guns such as an Moryan submachine gun, an AK and Mossberg sawn-off shotgun on the walls.
He was brought up on the acre family farm near Usk, son of David and Nancy Morgan, and has a younger brother and sister. He was driving tractors and a motorbike by the age of After leaving school he began working for the family business, working for his father until the age of Morgan met his wife Helen on December 5 indriving her to a Young Farmer's party in his Porsche Morgan told the professor he had to "sort it out" when he found out Miss Symonds' plan to blackmail him.
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He was really hoping she would go for option A, he was giving her all this generosity - that was how he saw it - but if she didn't come round he would have to get her out of his life. When she didn't respond to that, but was angry with him still, he pulled the twine belfield girl seeking and wrapped it around her neck.
Prof Baron-Cohen said Morgan told him: "I was hoping she would back down, I didn't want her dead, but I was backed into a corner.
I didn't want fuck buddies in chester uk give up to a lifetime of blackmail, it had to stop. He described in detail how he tied loops in the baling twine he used to strangle Miss Symonds so "my hands were free", and how he looped the twine around her neck to carry out the morgwn. Many people would morgzn upset by describing how they killed their girlfriend.
For Morgan it was as if he was detailing how he had taken a train somewhere, or fixed a car. He said when he loosened the twine to see if she would back down she instead said he "would pay" for what he was doing. So he carried on strangling her until she died.
The prosecution maintained Morgan planned the murder down to the smallest detail, and was fully in charge of and responsible for his actions that day, driven by the desire to control Miss Symonds. Ultimately the jury agreed and Morgan was found guilty of murder. So people who had followed their special interest without really realising where it would morecambe sweet escort. So there are people who are obsessed ,organ Nazi uniform and regalia to the extent that they moryan almost become one, but they are not as they are not political, instead they are consumed with collecting information about the Nazis.
He admitted killing her but denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He said he did it to stop her blackmailing him.
Morgan was convicted at Newport Crown Court and must serve at least 25 years. The murder of a woman you said you loved. You might have loved her - she didn't even like you. The judge escorr Morgan had a "mild form" of Asperger syndrome but said the plans he made for killing Miss Symonds "demonstrate perfectly clearly that you retained self-control".
He did however acknowledge Morgan was provoked, saying the abuse he suffered was "vicious, persistent and extreme" and the threat of blackmail by Miss Symonds was "gross and appalling and an abuse of trust. She was reported missing after she failed to pick up her daughter from school.
Morgan admitted killing Miss Symonds after officers traced her mobile escorts hatfield to his Porsche parked at his farmhouse near Usk, Monmouthshire. He claimed he confiscated her phone to stop her buying drugs, but escorh asked whether he had killed her, he told detectives: "Yes.