A man who killed his step-brother and seriously injured his step-father in a horrific axe attack at their Birmingham home has been sent to a secure hospital without limit of time.
Mohammed Sadiq (27), who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Nicholas Wallace.
He also admitted the attempted murder of Peter Wallace, having an offensive weapon, and two charges of harassment.
In passing sentence, Judge Alistair McCreath said: "It was a brutal attack on two quite innocent men with a vicious weapon. One of them died and the life of the other has been seriously blighted.
"There is, however, no doubt that when this defendant did those horrendous things his responsibility for them was substantially impaired because of the very serious mental illness from which he was and is suffering."
James Burbidge QC, prosecuting, said after he had become estranged from his wife Sadiq had moved in with his mother, her partner Peter Wallace, and his son Nicholas, at an address in Dart Street, Bordesley Green. He said while in the house Sadiq's mental health deteriorated and the rest of the family was concerned enough to hide knives kept in the kitchen.
Mr Burbidge said on October 8 last year Sadiq's mother was awoken by the sound of voices and when she went into the lounge both Peter and Nicholas Wallace were covered in blood, lying on the floor, and Sadiq was standing between them holding an axe.
She then saw her son strike the two men with the weapon and rushed out to phone the police.
Both men were taken to hospital but medical staff were unable to save the life of Nicholas Wallace, who had a total of 20 wounds to the face, body and hands and had suffered a fractured skull.
Mr Burbidge said Peter Wallace, who was continuing to receive treatment, also suffered serious wounds to his head.