Coroner slams Sunderland care firm boss over killing of worker

Ashleigh Ewing (below) was murdered by paranoid schizophrenic Ronald Dixon.

Ashleigh Ewing (below) was murdered by paranoid schizophrenic Ronald Dixon.

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A CORONER slammed tragic care worker Ashleigh Ewing’s boss for failing to take steps to prevent her death.

David Mitford accused Sunderland-based Mental Health Matters project manager Steve Brown of “passing the buck” after it was revealed a risk assessment of her mentally ill killer, Ronald Dixon, was three years out of date.

Dated: 21/11/2011'ASHLEIGH  EWING INQUEST 'Ashleigh Ewing , who was murdered by paranoid schizophrenic Ronald Dixon while visiting him as a care worker, The Inquest into her death started today five years after her death  ''See story by North News ' NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES

Dated: 21/11/2011'ASHLEIGH EWING INQUEST 'Ashleigh Ewing , who was murdered by paranoid schizophrenic Ronald Dixon while visiting him as a care worker, The Inquest into her death started today five years after her death ''See story by North News ' NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES

He made the comments during an inquest into Miss Ewing’s death, in May 2006.

Mr Mitford said Miss Ewing, who was stabbed to death by Dixon, had only the 2003 assessment to work from. The inquest continues.