Raoul Moat's mum says her killer son 'would be better off dead'

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The mother of Britains Most Wanted Man told yesterday how her polite, angel-faced son turned into a raging monster. Josephine Healey, 63, cla

ims fugitive Raoul Moat became a pumped-up, gun-wielding maniac after getting hooked on body-building steroids. She says: Now when I see him I dont recognise him at all. He would be better off dead. If I was to make an appeal I would say he would be better off dead. He is not the son I knew, she says sadly. Something really bad must have happened to him. Josephine lost contact with 37-year-old Moat after he left home at 24 and did not see him again until three years ago. And she was stunned by how much he had altered - not just in looks. She says hed gone from being a quiet, unassuming teenager who spent happy holidays with her and his half-brother Angus, now 39, to a terrifying, brooding hulk who disowned his family. He now has a totally different character, attitude and manner - every detail about him has changed. Josephine admitted: I feel like he has not been my son since he was 19. She said the seeds of a family feud were sown when Moat, who left school at 16, began having bitter arguments with his s

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rian Healey, 57. She added: He was never an angel. He was like all little

boys. We used to find him with pockets full of spiders. But we had lovely holidays in Northumberland when he was growing up, I still have pictures of him playing on the beach and in the sea there. VIOLENT When he was little he spoke with a lisp. He was so quiet, shy and polite. Josephines family album shows Moat as a happy 10-month-old playing with his toys, and at three posing for a studio picture in a dicky-bow. He was also pictured on the beach at Cresswell, Northumberland - just a few miles from Rothbury, where the huge, six-day manhunt continued yesterday.

Josephine married engineer Brian at Newcastle Civic Centre in 1986. Moat posed happily on the steps at the age of 13, in a hooped jumper and white jeans. But as the years went by he became a sullen resentful figure at home. Josephine said: He was about 19 and working in a engineering company when all the silliness started. H

e began having a go at my husband. They just did not get on at all. Raoul eventually moved out of the family home in Fenham, Newcastle, and Josephine did not see him for years. She says one Christmas after he had left a girl arrived on the doorstep saying she was the mother of his baby - and claimed he had been violent towards her. Josephine said: Id never seen her before and didnt know what she was talking about. Id never known Raoul to be violent in his life. But she was in a terrible state with tears rolling down her face. I told her, Why dont you just get up and go? - meaning why not leave Raoul. But she misinterpreted

what I said and left. Josephine finally got back in touch with Moat about 10 years ago. She had asked the Salvat查询六开彩开奖结果查询 ion Army to contact him after she suffered a period of illness. She sai

d: I explained that I was

still living at the same address and that he was welcome to come back but I never heard from him. They sent him a letter but he said he did not want to get in touch. They told me he wanted to know the identity of his father, and I never heard back. Then one day I

answered a knock at the door and Raoul was standing there. He had his short hair brushed forward they way he used to have it. He looked well cared for and clean, loved. He sat down in the living room and we had a quiet chat. I asked if he wanted a cuppa but he did not want anything. He just said, No

thanks, Mam - all polite like he used to be. He did not ask for as much as a 10 pence piece. THREAT I

was feeling very ill at the tim

e and after about 20 or

30 minutes he just said, I am going now, Mam. I watched him walk away up the street. He was carrying a backpack, but he never looked back and never said goodbye. I never heard from him again until 2007 when he suddenly turned up and threatened to kill me. That was the last time I saw him. Josephine, a retired draughtswoman, added: I dont know what I would say to him now. I just cannot recognise him an

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