Danville man will get treatment, not jail time in 2006 bludgeoning death
Original post made on Sep 14, 2011
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on Sep 14, 2011 at 7:19 am
This story from start to the current situation is a testamony to the failed mental health system in our state and to the lack of awareness of the public to serious mental health concerns. Initially the mother takes a floridly psychotic child to a priest who then tells her to take him to a doctor. She does and takes him to a non medical doctor. This young man never received any competent care until AFTER he had killed his mother. What a shame that we have to wait for a atrocity to occur until any action can be taken.
on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:15 am
Yeah, I feel sorry for the kid. He killed his mother, but it was her fault, so let's not hold him responsible. Why not give him an award for removing his dysfunctional mother from society? What a crock!
on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:26 am
Horrible situation all around.
William, is there any actual, successful treatment for the kind of mental issues Mantas displayed? It feels wrong, somehow, for you to blame the death on the victim when it appears to me that she simply was doing the best she could do for her son.
Should she have abandoned him to the police/state instead?