Jo Frost on Britain's Killer Kids

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Episode One: Daniel Bartlam

In 2011 Daniel Bartlam beat his mother Jacqui Bartlam to death with a hammer and then set fire to her body in their family home. Inspired by a soap opera plot, he had fantasised about killing her for months, even going so far as to script his own mum’s death. He was just 14 years old. In this episode Jo Frost speaks to Jacqui’s partner at the time, Simon Matters and hears from experts including criminologist Liz Yardley, neuroscientist Dr Francesca Happe and criminal justice expert Malcolm Stevens to find the answer to the most difficult of questions – what drives a son to kill his own mother?