A student stabbed his mother 30 times in a frenzied murder bid and choked her while telling her "I love you so much".
Kyle Morrison repeatedly said sorry as he knifed Sharon Morrison after pouncing on her as she returned to their flat in Jordanhill, Glasgow, a court heard.
The court heard how he began strangling the 51-year-old who begged him to stop.
After the brutal attack last August, Morrison went into his room to play music, Glasgow Live reports.
He later called for an ambulance and told them: “Oh my f***ing God, I tried to kill my mum. You better get on to that.”
The student at Edinburgh's Heriot Watt University today returned to the dock having earlier pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
Morrison has been locked up for nine years and Lord Mulholland told him his mum was “lucky to still be here”.
A judge heard how the 20-year-old had written letters “setting out in detail” a plan to kill his mum.
Lord Mulholland told Morrison: “Your motive seems to be some sick fantasy on your part.
“You are her only child – she brought you into the world, nurtured you and gave you every opportunity.
“This was an appalling crime which will have long term consequences for your mum.”
Morrison – deemed a high risk for future offending – will be monitored for three years on his release.
He did not look at his mum in the courtroom as he was lead handcuffed to the cells.
A hearing was told the pair had enjoyed a “good” relationship while growing up.
But, in the days leading up to the attack, the student penned letters about harming her.
Prosecutor Lynsey MacDonald said this involved hiding in her closet, stabbing the woman and strangling her “if necessary”.
Sharon was then set upon last August 22 after finishing work.
Her son was staying with her after he left his student accommodation in the capital.
As she went to get changed, Morrison appeared in her bedroom and started lashing out with a knife.
Miss MacDonald: “He repeatedly said sorry as he stabbed her.”
He went on to put his arm around his stricken mum and began strangling her.
The prosecutor told the court: “She begged him to stop and to let her go.”
Morrison eventually left his blood-soaked mum – and went into his own room to play music.
Sharon lay injured for around 20 minutes believing she was going to die.
She begged her son to call an ambulance but he said he would do it when he was “ready”.
Morrison did eventually dial 999 and stated: “Oh my f***ing God, I tried to kill my mum. You better get on to that.”
Paramedics went on to discover Sharon still on the floor of the flat.
She had at least 30 stab wounds as well as a collapsed lung.
Morrison was arrested in Edinburgh the next day.
He had been held in the State Hospital at Carstairs on a treatment order.
But the court heard today there was now “no basis” to keep him there.
It was revealed he had been “critical” of medical professionals and had behaved in a “perverse” manner to those at the hospital.
His lawyer said Morrison had been dabbling in drugs before the murder bid.
Louise Arrol, defending, added he had since written to his mum to apologise.
Miss Arrol went on: “Without doubt, she had set out to do her best by him. He appeared to have every opportunity above and beyond.”
Lord Mulholland said the jail term would have been 12 years, but for the guilty plea.
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