A WAITER who killed his boss by cutting off his head off has been told he faces at least 19 years behind bars.
Jonathan Warg Limani, 34, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Christopher Varian at The Oxfordshire Golf Club.
Mr Varian, 32, who lived in Stone, was attacked in the loading bay of the club in August 2010.
Limani had been accused with murder, but prosecutors accepted that he was suffering from an abnormality of mind when he killed the kitchen manager.
Police arrested Limani at the scene, and a post mortem examination determined the cause of Mr Varian’s death to be decapitation.
Limani was initially charged with and faced a trial for murder.
However, the Crown Prosecution Service subsequently received three separate psychiatric reports agreeing that due to his mental health state, Limani would face the charge of manslaughter by diminished responsibility.
The view was taken that no properly directed jury could be sure that Limani was guilty of the full offence of murder, rather than the offence of manslaughter by diminished responsibility.
Limani will be sent to a secure hospital for psychiatric treatment, and if his mental health improves, he will be discharged into the prison service.
Det Ch Insp Steve Tolmie, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Thames Valley Police has a duty to thoroughly investigate all incidents of this nature and present the facts together with the Crown Prosecution Service to a court.
“Every murder is by its very nature traumatic and very emotional for the family and friends involved but this particular case is horrific due to the level of injuries inflicted.
“This may be the end of the judicial chapter but as far as the family are concerned, their pain and loss will always remain. My thoughts continue to be with them at this very difficult time.”