LiveLIVE: Angelo Rodrigues murder trial - day five

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  • Two people accused of murdering Bournemouth man Angelo Rodrigues are standing trial at Winchester Crown Court.
  • The 44-year-old died of multiple stab wounds following an incident at his flat in Coleman Road, West Howe on July 27, 2012.
  • Tracy Mansell, 56, of Coleman Road, West Howe and James Kinsley, 40, of Hinton Road, Bournemouth, deny murdering Mr Rodrigues.
  • The case is being prosecuted by Graham Reeds QC.
  • Kinsley is represented by Peter Birkett QC and Mansell by Mark Heyward QC.


Court finishes for the day. 

The trial continues tomorrow. 


Dr Bradley finishes giving evidence. 


Referring to Mansell's actions on the day of the killing, Dr Bradley said: "She knew what she was doing, she knew she was stabbing him" but added that she wasn't able to exercises self control. 


Dr Bradley is going through Mansell's custody record made following her arrest. 


Dr Bradley says Mansell suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of abuse she suffered as a child. 

She also agrees she suffers from emotionally unstable personality disorder.

Mansell also took drugs which may have increased her symptoms. 

Symptoms include hearing voices telling her to stab people, feelings of being touched, spiders infesting her ears and head and manic behaviour. 


Dr Bradley was asked to assess Tracy Mansell by her solicitors. 


The jury are back in court and next to give evidence is Dr Caroline Bradley, consultant forensic psychiatrist.


Dr Wood finishes giving evidence.

Court breaks for lunch.


In Decemer 2008 Mansell had threatened James Kinsley with a knife

In December 2009 the police were called because Mansell had threatened to stab her partner.


Court hears details from records that in 2004 Mansell brandished a knife at healthcare professionals and said she'd stabbed people on three occasions in the past.

That year she said she'd seriously assaulted three males in the past and said she carried a locking or folding hunting knife in her handbag or sock.


Graham Reeds QC, prosecuting, put it to Dr Wood: "She (Mansell) is a person who has a propensity towards violence and stabbing people and really the personality disorder doesn't drive that - it's just secondary." 

Dr Wood replied: "I disagree with that.

"I think the personality disorder has had an impact on her throughout her life, including being violent."


Dr Wood said Mansell's personality disorder would have had a "significant" effect on her ability to exercise self control.

She also displays symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Dr Wood said this can lead to someone feeling OK one minute and distressed the next.

Said such a personality disorder can lead to someone getting involved in intense unstable relationships, suffering from low self esteem and image, hearing voices and over sensitivity to noise.


Dr Wood says Tracy Mansell suffers from an emotionally unstable personality disorder.  


DR Wood was originally asked to get involved in case as an independent expert witness by the police.



Court is now going to hear evidence from Dr Peter Wood - consultant forensic psychiatrist.


Mark Heyward QC has read out some agreed facts to the court involving incidents in which Tracy Mansell called Bournemouth Borough Council and Dorset Police about Angelo Rodrigues.


Mark Heyward QC says they will not be calling Tracy Mansell to give evidence.


The defence for Tracy Mansell is about to begin.

She is represented by Mark Heyward QC.


Good morning from Winchester Crown Court. The case is expected to start at 10.45am.


We'll be live blogging from the trial when it starts later today.

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