Who is Rowan Thompson? Wiki, Biography, Age, Killed His Mum, Arrest, Death, Facts

Rowan Thompson

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Rowan Thompson was a private school pupil who killed his mum after stabbing her 118 times and then called 999 to tell cops to “bring a body bag”, an inquest heard today.

Thompson attacked and killed his mum Joanna Thompson in her village home after they had just returned from a morning jog. He was later found dead in custody.


He was 18 years old.

Rowan Thompson Killed His Mum

Mrs. Thompson, 50, was strangled to unconsciousness in their living room in Hambledon, Hants.

Around “10 or 15 minutes later” her son returned to brutally stab her 38 times to the forehead, 64 times to the neck, and 16 times to the arm.

At 12.45 pm on July 1 last year, Thompson called 999 in a “calm, unemotional and quite ordinary manner” and said, “I’ve just killed my mum.”

He added: “I strangled her and I’ve been stabbing her with various knives and whatnot.”

In October, Thompson was found dead aged 18 while in custody at a secure mental health facility – just four days before he was due to stand trial accused of murdering his mother.

The police officer who arrested Thompson at the home said the teenager was “extremely calm and composed” and “seemed to be more concerned about his cat”.

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Today an inquest into the death of speech therapist Mrs. Thompson heard that her son had been visiting her for the weekend, having recently moved to live with his father, who is a magician, in Barnsley, South Yorks.

It was heard Thompson and his mother had “stressful” conversations about his living arrangements on the night before her death and he felt she was “controlling and over-bearing”.


Thompson, who had changed his name from Ben after declaring he had “no gender”, had previously been admitted to mental health hospitals following a suicide attempt and suffered depressive bouts.

Today a clip of his shocking 999 calls to police was played at Winchester Coroner’s Court, Hants, in which he says he “made sure” his mother was not breathing.

He said: “I’ve just killed my mum. I need someone to arrest me as that’s what you do and an ambulance would be nice.

“I strangled her and I’ve been stabbing her with various knives and whatnot.

“My younger brother is at school, he’s due back later tonight.”

He added: “She’s not breathing. Bring a body bag or whatever you do. I’m 99.9 percent sure she’s not breathing.


Thompson, who studied at the £16,000 a year Churcher’s College in Petersfield, Hants, was due to stand trial at Winchester Crown Court on October 7 this year.

But the 18-year-old was found dead at Prestwich Hospital, Greater Manchester, on October 3, prompting an investigation by authorities.

Police said the death was not suspicious. An inquest into Rowan’s death is expected to be held next year in Greater Manchester.

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