Rage-fuelled waiter who decapitated boss with cheese knife appeals life sentence

A waiter who cut off his boss' head with a cheese knife because 'God made him do it' is appealing his life sentence.

Jonathan Limani decapitated boss Christopher Varian at the Oxfordshire Golf Club in Thame in August, 2010 weeks after arriving in Britain.

Limani, an Albanian with a Swedish passport, savagely killed Mr Varian as the victim took a cigarette break.

Judge Anthony King handed him a life sentence at Oxford Crown Court in 2012, serving a minimum of 19 years inside.

He was placed in high-security psychiatric hospital Broadmoor but was later returned to Sweden.

But now Swedish media is reporting that the 44-year-old has been refused permission by a judge at Örebro District Court to convert his life sentence to a fixed-term.

The Norrtälje Tidning reported that doctors from the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine, the Rättsmedicinalverket, said Limani continued to pose a danger to society – despite him apparently expressing remorse for what the horrific crime.

If released it was said he wanted to live in Norrtälje, a small town around 40 miles north east of Sweden's capital Stockholm.

In 2012, Limani pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

He suffered with paranoid schizophrenia and was described by psychiatrist Dr Michael Alcock as “highly dangerous”.

The doctor told Oxford Crown Court that Limani had believed Mr Varian was conspiring with the devil to inflict harm on him.

“He was hearing voices from God (calling on him) to prevent this conspiracy from happening and, when required, to take his life in the way he did,” Dr Alcock said.

At about 3pm on Saturday, August 21, Mr Varian was having a cigarette break after overseeing a wedding in The Oxfordshire’s Oak Suite.

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Limani took a cheese knife from a cutlery store two floors above the smoking area then decapitated his boss.

Prosecutor Alan Blake said as witnesses pleaded with him to stop, Limani continued “as though transfixed, sawing”.

The knifeman was overheard in a 999 call telling others at the scene: “I wanted to kill him because he pick[ed] a fight.”

Limani, who was living at the golf club, had dual nationality having lived in Sweden since 2002.

He was known to suffer with poor mental health and had been given a number of hospital orders in the Scandinavian country.

He was cleared to work in the UK through a Swedish employment agency and started work at the golf club weeks before his attack on Mr Varian.

Limani lied about a previous conviction for supplying heroin in Switzerland before entry to the UK.

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