A STUDENT who stabbed his mother 30 times in a frenzied murder bid has been locked up for nine years.

Kyle Morrison pounced on Sharon Morrison as she returned to their upmarket flat in Jordanhill, Glasgow, last August.

Morrison also choked the 51-year-old – while telling her: “I love you so much.”

A judge heard how the 20-year-old had written letters “setting out in detail” a plan to kill his mum.

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Morrison – a student at Edinburgh's Heriot Watt University – today returned to the dock having earlier pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Morrison – deemed a high risk for future offending – will be monitored for three years on his release.

Morrison did not look at his mum in the courtroom as he was lead handcuffed to the cells.

A hearing was told the pair had enjoyed a “good” relationship while growing up.

But, in the days leading up to the attack, the student penned letters about harming her.

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Morrison had been held in the State Hospital at Carstairs on a treatment order.

But, the court heard today there was now “no basis” to keep him there.

It was revealed he had been “critical” of medical professionals and had behaved in a “perverse” manner to those at the hospital.

His lawyer today said Morrison had been dabbling in drugs before the murder bid.

Louise Arrol, defending, added he had since written to his mum to apologise.

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Miss Arrol went on: “Without doubt, she had set out to do her best by him. He appeared to have every opportunity above and beyond.”

Lord Mulholland said the jail term would have been 12 years, but for the guilty plea.