Published: 17:04, 27 July 2019
A man who repeatedly stabbed his brother’s face and body heard voices after smoking cannabis, a court heard.
Kieran Tutt, 22, was jailed for eight years after plunging the commando style blade six times into Cameron Goldsmith in a back alley near Ramsgate’s Ellington Park.
Suffering from cannabis psychosis at the time of the attack, Tutt shouted “life would be better without you” and then tried choking his brother.
Mr Goldsmith thought he was being repeatedly punched and felt weak, but soon realised the severity of his injuries after staggering home.
Prosecutor Mark Mullins told a court Tutt offered Mr Goldsmith a joint in an alleyway off Park Road, but dropped it.
When his brother tried to pick it up Tutt rained down blows, the barrister said.
“By the time he got home he realised he had been stabbed. He came in, sat down, and was sick,” Mr Mullins said.
Doctors agreed Tutt was suffering from cannabis psychosis during the episode on December 16 last year, Mr Mullins explained.
Mr Goldsmith told officers the attack was unexpected and he’s since struggled to leave the house.
The court heard he wears a hat to cover head scars and modifies photos on social media to tone down facial scarring.
As Tutt stared straight ahead throughout the hearing, Judge Simon James told him he risked causing significant harm in the future.
He said an aggravating factor was Tutt was in a position of trust with his victim.
Mitigating, Kieran Brand said Tutt’s stressful family life coupled with long term cannabis use created a “pressure cooker” that erupted on the day of the attack.
He claimed the attack was “extremely out of character”, Tutt was racked with remorse and has since been drug free.
Tutt, of Belmont Court in Ramsgate, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent at a previous hearing.
He will serve eight years in custody and two on extended license.
The Crown Prosecution Service asked for the charge of attempted murder to lie on file.
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