A deranged mother became so convinced paedophiles were targeting her seven-year-old daughter that she drowned the schoolgirl to protect her. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/...after+losing+mind+to+schizophrenia/article.do I wish those around this woman could have foreseen her mania could lead to such a dreadful end. perhaps Lily could have been saved. i am interested in this case as my mother was also off her head and believed people were coming into the house to 'get' me. i was forced to live under increasingly bizarre 'security' arrangements.