This man caused havoc to friends of mine a while ago when he went on the run and people were advised to stay inside and lock their doors.
In the UK, it costs an average 50% more to keep a killer behind bars than it does an OAP in a nursing home--and often the OAP has to sell their property, if they have one, to pay their fees whilst those on benefits get the same care free.
John Heald has done the world a favour. It saves the expense of a trial and keeping him for the rest of his life. A few others should follow his example.