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LOCKEDUP! The Hitler-obsessed drug addicted killer who believed he was getting messages about the end of the world on his iPod.

Byline: by CHLOE GRIFFITHS

A HITLER-OBSESSED schizophrenic who shot his step-father four times has been locked up indefinitely.

Graham Kee became convinced "agents were after him" and claimed he was getting messages on his iPod telling him the world was coming to an end.

Liverpool crown court heard mentally-ill Kee had binged on pounds 1,000 worth of cocaine in the four days before he gunned down his stepfather, Thomas Grundy.

In the hours before the October 31 killing last year the 30-year-old was behaving erratically, roaming the house telling family people were outside waiting to get him.

At one point, he ran outside the home on Maritime Place, Islington, with a baseball bat looking for "agents".

The court heard security guard Mr Grundy returned to the house at 10pm after finishing work and went upstairs to his bedroom to eat a meal.

GrahamWood, prosecuting, said moments later Mr Grundy's son Daniel and his cousins Gregory and Terence O'Hara heard three or four loud bangs ring out. He added: "They ran into the hall and were intercepted by the defendant.

"He had his arms outstretched in front of him and kept saying 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry. They made me do it, I didn't mean it."

Kee then fled the house on a mountain bike.

Daniel Grundy went upstairs and discovered his father lying fatally wounded on the floor.

The 56-year-old had been shot four times. One bullet had pierced his heart and one had gone through his hand and into his body.

Kee handed himself in to police three days later.

Mr Wood said: "Witnesses confirmed he had a significant cocaine habit. His strange, obsessive and delusional behaviour was attributed to this.

"He had a fixation with Hitler, a fixation with anti-semitism and an obsession with David Icke who ran a cult several years ago."

Following his arrest Kee was taken to the ScottClinic at Rainhill, where psychiatrists diagnosed him with paranoid schizophrenia. But his medical team has ruled he is now fit to serve a prison sentence.

The Recorder of Liverpool, Judge Henry Globe QC passed an indefinite sentence for public protection. He said Kee, who admitted manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility, must serve at least four years before being considered for release.

The judge said: "The pain and anguish atMr Grundy's loss felt by his loved ones is immeasurable.

There is no evidence he did anything to provoke any violence used against him."

Although Mr Grundy had not formally adopted Kee he treated him the same as his own son.

Kee's mother Clare Grundy was too upset to talk after the hearing.

She, and other family members, have visited Kee in hospital.

email chloegriffiths@liverpoolecho.co.uk

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FIXATION WITH HITLER: Killer Graham Kee; GUNNED DOWN: Thomas Grundy, left, who was shot four times, and right, the scene of the killing
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