I explained to her that since she had never even met the defendant, there was no way she could have any information that would be relevant to the accused’s state of mind at the time of the crime. The victim and the defendant were total strangers and there was no apparent reason for the killing, which made the crime even more tragic. Her son was dead in a random incident, in a crime that was unquestionably motivated only by the defendant’s untreated psychiatric symptoms.
The defendant’s family was equally shocked and horrified. They were all hardworking solid citizens, with no history of criminal contacts, substance abuse or mental illness. When their daughter started getting sick Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Shrink Rap*