Guilty: Deranged hostel resident who murdered care worker from Harlesden

Michael Meanza has been found guilty of murder

Michael Meanza has been found guilty of murder - Credit: Archant

A deranged rock fan who was released back into the community has been found guilty today of murdering a care worker from Harlesden who asked him to turn down his music.

Jenny Foote was battered to death in July last year

Jenny Foote was battered to death in July last year - Credit: Archant

Michael Meanza, 47, battered Jenny Foote to death with a fire extinguisher in her office at the mental health charity-run Collette House, in Acton, on July 27 last year.

He had been in an out of mental hospitals since 1990 and was allowed out despite making threats to kill his psychiatrist and a nurse in 2013.

Meanza had been a resident at the hostel for three months when he began watching the biopic of legendary 1960s rock group The Doors.

Ms Foote, who lived in Craven Park, knocked on his door after a neighbour complained about the noise coming from his flat.

Jenny Foote lived in Craven Park

Jenny Foote lived in Craven Park - Credit: Archant


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Three hours later, Meanza made his way downstairs before repeatedly hitting her about the head with the heavy fire extinguisher.

He admitted manslaughter but denied murder.

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Today an Old Bailey jury of six men and six women found him guilty.

He will be sentenced shortly.

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