Skip to comments.Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Killer Registered At and Voted From Mental Hospital
Posted on 11/02/2012 5:28:28 AM PDT by Zakeet
Recent stepped-up voter registration efforts at state mental hospitals and facilities for the developmentally disabled resulted in the registration of Wendell Justin Williamson, who in 1995 killed two people in Chapel Hill and was judged not guilty by reason of insanity.
Election records show Williamson, a patient at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, was registered on Sept. 13 as an unaffiliated voter. He cast an absentee ballot that was accepted Oct. 15 by the Granville County Board of Elections.
In a street shootout in January 1995 near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Williamson, a law student, used an M-1 rifle to kill two strangers. The not-guilty verdict caused a national furor. He attracted additional headlines this week when a judge granted Williamson unsupervised off-campus privileges.
Efforts to register mental patients and residents of centers for the developmentally disabled have taken place in recent months in several locations around the state.
All the patients living at Murdoch Center have been diagnosed with profound, severe, or moderate intellectual/developmental disabilities or a related disability.
North Carolina General Statute 163-226.3 makes it a Class I felony for anyone other than the legal guardian or close relative of a hospital or nursing home patient to apply for an absentee ballot or fill out that ballot on the patients behalf. The law was enacted in the 1980s to prevent the political exploitation of elderly and disabled residents of hospitals and nursing homes. The lone exception allowed is if the hospital or nursing home asks the county board of elections to bring in a multipartisan team of registrars, trained by the county, to assist the patients.
CJ could find no evidence that legal guardians, close relatives, or trained multipartisan teams were involved in the recent voting activities at state facilities.
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You right wing nuts need to remember that it's not corruption when we do it!
Bernie Madoff is in the prison at Butner as well.
What are you talking about? Why would you assume that "we" are sponsoring this activity? Nothing in the article indicates party; rather this type of activity is a hallmark of the democrats.
Chill. It was a sarcastic caption for the picture of the clown prince.
Thanks for clearing that up. I didn’t see the photo and didn’t get the sarcasm. As for chilling, only after BHO is throw out Tuesday. Not before then.