Police say Barnsley stabbing was an “isolated incident”

Written by Emily Davies

Police have deemed a Barnsley stabbing an “isolated incident” after a woman was killed by her son.

Renars Geslers, 32, has since been charged with murdering his mother and is currently awaiting sentencing.

His mother, Agita Geslers, 61, was found on 25 May in a property on Brierfield Close after emergency services were contacted at 12:30am. They found her with serious injuries and took her to hospital but she died a short time later.

Mr Geslers, of Hoyle Mill Road, Barnsley, was charged with her murder and appeared at Sheffield Crown court in October in front of Sheffield Judge Jeremy Richardson to deny the charges.

He has admitted to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, a plea accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service following medical reports that revealed he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

Mr Geslers will be sentenced on 28 January 2022 at 2pm.

DCI Mick Hakin, who is leading the investigation, said: “I want to reassure the local community that enquires so far indicate this to be an isolated incident.”

He also asked for those with information to contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 15 of 25 May 2021, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Written by Emily Davies

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