Man Who Stabbed Harrison Released

The following article appeard in the July 5, 2002 issue of The Bangor Daily News.

LONDON - A paranoid schizophrenic who stabbed George Harrison on what he thought was a "mission from God" was conditionally released from a secure hospital Thursday. The former Beatle's family called the decision "upsetting and insulting."
An independent panel including a judge, a psychiatrist and a member of the public said Michael Abram, 35, was fit to be released from the Scott Clinic, a psychiatric facility in Liverpool, northwestern England.
Abram, who has a history of a mental illness, told psychiatrists he stabbed Harrison on Dec. 30, 1999, because he believed he was possessed by the former Beatle and was on a "mission from God."

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