Would-be murderers sentenced
Skarnes and Monks - furries known under the names of Kyra and Rox Yin online - had previously met on a furry website and become close friends, with the latter often complaining about how his overly-protective parents treated him, and how he wanted them out of his life.
The pair then conspired to murder the couple in their sleep. The plan very nearly achieved fruition, when Mr Chrisopher Monks found Skarnes brandishing a kitchen knife at him. Mrs Elizabeth Monks managed to calm Skarnes down and call the police.
Skarnes has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail; while Monks has been sent to hospital under the Mental Health Act - being a severe sufferer of Asperger's Syndrome. Monks' parents remain supportive of their son and believe he did not intend any malice.