was a bright Saturday morning as Rosie left home with a friend
for an exciting shoe shopping trip in Birmingham. Whilst having
lunch and enjoying the warm spring sunshine in Centenary Square,
Rosie was fatally stabbed in a rare, motiveless and random
attack by a man later diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia.
The BBC and the Press have articles on the case which can
be found on the links page here
Rosie was taken to Birmingham City hospital
where she underwent 5 hours of emergency surgery. Unfortunately
the injury she sustained was too severe and she died whilst
Rosie’s attacker appeared at Birmingham
Crown Court in December 2001, after admitting manslaughter
due to diminished responsibility. He was ordered to be detained
indefinitely in a secure mental hospital, under the Mental
view a web site about Rosie's life click here.