Of all the crimes humans are capable of, there is perhaps none more unimaginable than a parent killing their own child—or the other way around. Parricide—when a child kills their parent—is the rarest type of murder, around 3% of all homicides inEngland and Wales. But in many cases, authorities have missed their opportunity to intervene and prevent the situation from escalating.
14-year-old Daniel Bartlam said he was hearing voices that told him to hurtpeople—but no one stopped him from actually doing so.

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