Skip to comments.Schizophrenic son 'kills parents' after he was released from mental institution
Posted on 10/01/2011 7:25:35 PM PDT by Niuhuru
Police have arrested a mentally-ill man in connection with the death of his parents, whose bodies were found at their home on Friday.
David William Hamilton, 26, from Huntersville, North Carolina, was arrested at a motel on Friday night after his sister reportedly found their parents' bodies. Huntersville Police Captain Michael Kee said Hamilton was living with his parents - James and Stephanie Hamilton - at the home after being released from a mental institution earlier this year.
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Now they will “cure” him again and release him again.
Lord, I'd hate to have to put one of my own down... but who puts up with bad behavior?
Animals get ‘put down’ - not humans...
Liberals get so many people either bankrupt and/or killed with their good intentions
When human beings behave worse than animals they certainly do need to be put down.
Leftism is a mental disorder!
But you have to wait about 15 to 20 years before it happens.
Well, now they’ll finally put him away.
the shrinks who released him probably are immune from lawsuits
How sad, now he is an orphan.
People keep forgetting that intentions are not results. These people are seriously disturbed and I had to once live close next to a woman who slowly degenerated into psychosis. Apparently I was sneaking into her room at night, whipsering in her ear, trying to get the computer codes to her computer (despite having one of my own) nad messing her stuff up. She got kicked out, but not until the lunatic threatened to ‘get me.’ These people need to be locked up, not allowed out to hurt other people.
That depends on the form of schizophrenia. I have a lifelong friend whose mother is schizophrenic. I would never think her capable of being violent.
Paranoid schizophrenics are another matter. They can be quite dangerous.
So much for the “least restrictive environment”.
He was released from a mental institution, not a prison. More likely than not, the insurance covered only so long a stay, refused to continue to pay, so they released him.
“Animals get put down - not humans...”
Er...Humans are animals.
I'm going to take the opportunity of this thread to hopefully educate a few folks here about mental illness. Too often, mental illness is used as the basis of jokes and ridicule. What makes dealing with these illnesses so difficult in a loved one is the utter ignorance displayed by people regarding mental illness. Sadly, people don't view mental illness as "real" illness, and hence don't offer the same compassion as they do for other "real" illnesses, like cancer. Trust me, mental illness is a real biological illness and deserves the same compassion as any other serious illness.
I'd urge folks to get educated about Mental Illness before expressing uninformed opinions or making thoughtless comments. Remember the old adage "There but for the grace of God go I". Mental illness can strike any family. A good place to start is www.nami.org. I am my State's coordinator for family education and the Family-to-Family 12-week education program.
This story breaks my heart and is the sort of thing that is very rare, but it does happen. My son was involuntarily hospitalized twice for 30 days each time. After his first release, we knew he wasn't ready, but legally they had to release him anyway. Three days later he was back on another court-ordered commitment when he had a second psychotic break. This time, after 30 days, they finally got him on a medication that really seems to be working and he is not currently experiencing any psychosis nor hearing voices. We're lucky in that our son knows he has this illness and is compliant with his medication. He is doing much much better now and is back in college. Too often, people are in denial that they have mental illness and hence too often they are not compliant with their medication.
This is a very tragic story and its really a shame that this family did not get the help and support they needed. Honestly folks, mental illness is devastating and stops cold all the hopes and dreams a parent may have had for child and it pains me to hear people in our society making light of these illnesses and not extending the compassion that we would extend to someone with any other deliberating illness.
Thanks for listening.