>> the demon possessed (severely mentally ill)
I accept the reality of evil people. No one disputes the existence of severely mentally ill individuals. The implication that severely mentally ill people are intrinsically evil is asinine.
however, I will say this....when our dtr was first diagnosed as "pervasive development disorder" the psychiatrist said that sometimes these kids can develop schizophrenia in the upper teens or 20's....of course PDD became "aspergers"....(my dtr has never developed that)
this murderer was a total lunatic....he was also perfectly aware of what he was doing....he planned....he knew enough to know he had to kill himself to get out of it....