shmenguin wrote:i'm curious about repeat offenses for people who are released for horrific crimes because of mental illness. my instinct in this situation is to think it's bull**** to bring people like this back into society, but i could probably be swayed they other way if there was OVERWHELMING evidence that these people are as permanently manageable as the doctors say.
When people who have been diagnosed as schizophrenic paranoid or psychotic prior to committing crimes, I'm more understanding. There is a pattern of insanity.
Obviously it's a bias, but when someone who has apparently exhibited no psychotic or paranoid behavior or is "upset" because things aren't going his way kills like this...I'm not buying it. I see it as revenge. This guy wanted to hurt his wife for hurting him. In the worst possible fashion. So he killed their children. (It's not just men that do this, women have as well. I'm just applying it to this case.)
Coupled with the fact he's a doctor and knows exactly what to say to the 2 psychiatrists. And the defense I'm sure found 2 sympathetic to cases like this.
Not buying it, in this case.