Summary:

Paragraph 8 reads:  "In the autumn of 2006 Thomas, who was aware of his personality problems, attempted suicide in his car in the New Forest.

Paragraph 13 reads:  "After his suicide attempt Thomas was given some psychiatric help and a course of anti-depressants."

Paragraph 9 reads:  "Then just days before he killed, he drove his car into the front doors of Barclays Bank in his home town of Exmouth, Devon, hoping he would be locked up."

Second paragraph from the end reads:  "On February 13 - the day before the killing - a letter was written offering him an appointment to see a clinical psychiatrist later in the month."



http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article486576.ece


DISTURBED high-flyer Adam Thomas is behind bars after acting out his violent fantasies with the horrific alcohol fuelled murder of a woman he picked up in a nightclub.

The intelligent, articulate 24-year-old had begun to fantasise about death and killing since his mid-teens - telling his mother he was "wired wrongly" and not like other people.

The son of a Royal Marines officer, civil servant Thomas seemed to have everything going for him in life.

He was privately educated for four years until the age of 11, then went to the elite independent Exeter School, earning nine high grade GCSEs and three A levels.

Then it was a gap year followed by Portsmouth University and a business studies course - where he dropped out in the second year.

He had started to binge drink and act out his violent fantasies - provoking a fight with a group of young black people while at university.

He beat up a youth he described as a "chav", and was himself beaten up by the occupants of a van, which he stopped in the middle of the road and jumped on its bonnet.

In the autumn of 2006 Thomas, who was aware of his personality problems, attempted suicide in his car in the New Forest.

Then just days before he killed, he drove his car into the front doors of Barclays Bank in his home town of Exmouth, Devon, hoping he would be locked up.

His mother Karen, a nurse, pleaded with the police to section her son - but he was released.

"He was frightened he might hurt himself or someone," she told the court.

Thomas himself said he felt like "a boulder rolling out of control".

After his suicide attempt Thomas was given some psychiatric help and a course of anti-depressants.

He later said: "They treated me like a housewife, gave me a pill and told me to go away."

On February 13 - the day before the killing - a letter was written offering him an appointment to see a clinical psychiatrist later in the month.

But it had not reached him by the time he killed in the early hours of Valentine's Day - battering 35-year-old Sharon Stokes to death with a brick in a drink fuelled frenzy after picking her up in a nightclub.