Student snorted legal high ‘Meph’ then stabbed his mum and chopped his penis off with a scissors

Charlie Mann
Charlie Mann

A student who stabbed his mum 11 times before snipping his penis off with a scissors was jailed today.

Twenty-one year-old Charlie Mann from West Sussex, UK, was off his head on former legal high mephedrone, when he launched the frenzied attack in December 2013.

His mother Emma, who survived being stabbed repeatedly by her wired son, could be seen mouthing “I love you” at him after the sentence was passed.

He was jailed for 16-months after admitting Grievous Bodily Harm. 

The court heard that Emma locked herself in the bathroom before calling 999 and telling the operator:

“My son’s just attacked me and stabbed me and he’s going mental downstairs with the knives.”

The delusional student could be heard shouting: “I love you but this is the prophecy” after he stabbed his mum.

Officers smashed a window to gain entry to the house before blood-soaked Mann emerged.

“He was not reacting to pain and was described as manic and deranged,” said prosecutor Amy Packham.

When police arrested Charlie he told them:

"I have stabbed her multiple times, I have killed her.

"I have stabbed my mum and I need to be punished for what I have done."

Charlie spent the next eight months in hospital recovering from injuries and having his penis sewn back on.

He was moved to prison in August last year and will be released in four weeks after his sentence was reduced from 16 to eight months.

Judge David Rennie said:

“This case has a number of features which make it if not unique wholly exceptional. The lack of total awareness and capacity to form intent was the direct result of drug induced psychosis.

“I further recognise that in your psychotic state you inflicted life altering injuries on yourself and have taken this cocktail of drugs before without any particular side effects.

The court heard that although Charlie had been “extremely mentally unwell at the time of the offence due to a drug induced psychosis" he had now recovered but remained "fragile and vulnerable.”