Horrific Nottingham Triple Killing: Paranoid Schizophrenic Ambushes Students and Caretaker
In a chilling incident, paranoid schizophrenic Valdo Calocane, 32, targeted two University of Nottingham students, Barnaby Webber and Grace O’Malley-Kumar, in a savage stabbing attack during the early hours of June 13.
A harrowing 999 call from a horrified witness captured the immediate aftermath of the brutal assault.
Emergency Call Describes Gruesome Scene
Moments after the attack, a distressed man made a harrowing 999 call, reporting a stabbing on Ilkeston Road. His panicked description conveyed the severity of the situation, with the assailant, Valdo Calocane, lying in wait for his victims.
Indefinite Hospital Order for Calocane
Today, Valdo Calocane was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order after pleading guilty to three counts of manslaughter with diminished responsibility and three counts of attempted murder.
His victims included students Barnaby Webber and Grace O’Malley-Kumar, as well as school caretaker Ian Coates.
Grace’s Heroic Stand and Heartbroken Families
Grace’s family hailed her as a hero, revealing that she valiantly fought Calocane for over 30 seconds in a desperate attempt to save her friend. Grace, an accomplished hockey player with aspirations of serving in the Armed Forces, displayed incredible bravery during the frenzied attack.
Heartfelt Testimonies in Court
During the court proceedings, Barnaby’s mother, Emma Webber, bravely read her victim impact statement, expressing the profound loss caused by the ‘vicious, unprovoked, senseless, and evil’ act.
Grace’s mother, Sinead O’Malley, emphasized her daughter’s bravery, stating that Grace paid the ultimate price for standing up for her friend.
Terrifying Final Moments Captured on Camera
The court heard how Calocane’s violent attack was captured on camera, showing the brutality and deliberate manner in which he acted.
Grace, in an act of incredible bravery, tried to protect Barnaby before becoming the target of a relentless assault herself.
Families Unite in Grief and Pain
Families of the victims wept openly in court as details of the horrifying attack were revealed. Barnaby’s father, David Webber, spoke of his son’s aspirations to serve in the armed services, expressing the devastating impact of the ‘unbelievably savage actions’ that robbed him of his vibrant son.
Judge Acknowledges Severe Mental Disorder
While acknowledging the horror and impact of the offenses, Mr. Justice Turner stated that the psychiatric evidence indicated Calocane’s severe mental disorder significantly contributed to the string of attacks.
He emphasized the sentenced relatives and friends to a ‘life of grief and pain.’
Final Words from Coates’ Son
Before Calocane’s sentencing, one of Ian Coates’ sons addressed the courtroom, offering condolences to the families of Barnaby and Grace.
He expressed solidarity, stating that their families are in the same boat, united by the tragic circumstances.
Conclusion and Acknowledgment of Grief
The judge concluded the sentencing by emphasizing that there was no doubt about Calocane’s involvement in the appalling crimes.
Despite the psychiatric factors, the judge acknowledged the horror inflicted on the victims and their families, leaving a lasting mark of grief and pain.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn