Judge warns about dangers of cannabis as he jails Worksop parent killer Kamil Dantes

A judge has warned about the dangers of cannabis addiction as he locked up a ‘delusional’ Worksop man who stabbed his parents to death.

Leszek and Malgorzata Dantes
Leszek and Malgorzata Dantes

Kamil Dantes has been told he must spend almost 18 years at a secure mental health unit after stabbing them both to death with kitchen knives.

Nottingham Crown Court was told that the attack carried out by Kamil Dantes was so ferocious that he snapped the blade of one knife as it was embedded in his mother’s skull.

The 29-year-old then calmly went back downstairs to get another knife before returning to the bedroom and killing his disabled father.

Leszek and Malgorzata Dantes, both aged 54, were found dead at their home in Hardwick Road East, Worksop, on Monday 21st April, 2014.

Dantes had called the police at 6.55am that morning and said that he had killed two people and needed an ambulance because he had injured his hands.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said: “What is very clear from your deteriorating mental health have much to do with your drug abuse, and in particular your cannabis habit.

“It’s yet another example of the dangers of cannabis abuse and its ability to induce psychotic behaviour in young men.

“In this case the consequences were terrible and tragic.

Medical experts said Dantes had a history of delusions and showed symptoms associated with schizophrenia that stretched back a number of years and for which he had been receiving treatment.