A MAN has been charged with murder after a 54-year-old man was killed from serious head injuries at a home in Stittsville, Staffordshire.
Ronnie Hogan, who was caught on CCTV committing the ‘horrific murder’, had a medical history which included 20 personality disorders, domestic violence and even attempted suicide, reported S3.Alan’s House 3 Ronnie Hogan allegedly assaulted the victim with a ‘fantasy hammer’
PC Andrew Scullion, from Staffordshire Police, said: “It’s alleged that this horrific crime came from a position of trust and belief and it is beyond belief that, just days before, Ronnie Hogan’s mother had told him there was no way he could get out of the property.
“The course of events we are now following up with him will be closely monitored for the next few weeks.”
PC Scullion added: “Mr Hogan’s mum is an 84-year-old woman who has a degree in psychology and I am sure she has long memories and all that she would like to say is ‘no’.”
PC Scullion told the court: “Mr Hogan asked to be removed from the property three times, but refused a number of times and, when told three times, refused even to come out.
“He tried to punch this victim in the face, twice, but the victim’s face was covered and he would not fall on the ground.
“He was the only person left in the house.”
Outside court Ronnie Hogan, who was charged with murder, was remanded in custody, along with other women involved in the armed robbery.
The 56-year-old cousin, 31-year-old Stephanie Hewitt, and 52-year-old Claire Tracy, were all quizzed by detectives after having been released on bail.
They had been due to appear in Stafford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday following a bail application.PA:Press Association 3 Heston’s House is a care home run by East Midlands Ambulance Service Heston’s House 3 CCTV pictures have been released of the garage wall at the home in Stittsville
The 54-year-old’s body was found on July 28, shortly after the ambulance service received an emergency call from an individual over the phone who had not been seen for two months.
The patient was pronounced dead at the scene.
At a press conference at police headquarters on Friday, PC Scullion revealed that the 56-year-old may have returned to the house a month later and used a dream hammer to severely wound the victim, causing him to suffer severe head injuries.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that a missing mother, both of her children and granddaughter, had been at the house when the man went missing.
They were eventually found safe the following day.
West Midlands Police are currently working with their local hospitals, area anti-social behaviour teams and colleagues from NHS England and the Home Office.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Social Care said: “As these investigations are ongoing, this is not appropriate to publish information.
“Any patient being treated in hospital is unlikely to have the presence of mind to make their own decisions. We would urge anyone with concerns about their health to contact them directly.”
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “The incident at the time of this incident was one that was clearly out of character.
“We work closely with the medical team to ensure any patient having any medical issues around their health is helped to get to hospital as quickly as possible.”