by William Van Ornum, Ph.D. on
Headlines in New York newspapers this week have proclaimed Mentally Ill Son Kills Parents.
Today’s New York Daily News reports “a fugitive suspected of stabbing his parents to death inside their Staten Island Home was captured in Israel while trying to buy a train ticket to China.”
The newspaper accounts don’t yet give details of whether or not this person was taking prescribed medication but noted, “A diagnosed schizophrenic, he was twice committed to a hospital for mental observations and threatened in the past to commit suicide.”
Kendra’s Law may be relevant to this situation and as details emerge I suspect this will be assessed.