Child left in oven--Mentally Ill killer confesses
Another case of the mentally ill killing--the man left the body of his girlfriend's five year old son in the oven-- www.khou.com (I tried to post the exact link but couldn't get it to work--my apologies--new story so you should be able to get it for some time this way at least.)
The man stated to LE that he hadn't take his medication for some time, had NO INTENTION of taking his medicine, and had killed the child.
He was judged incompetent for beating to death his younger sister (also a child at the time) with a barbell and sentenced to a mental health facility--released after LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
He was obviously "cured," wasn't he?
Our system stinks with the smell of decay of children's bodies. Sorry to be so graphic, but it sickens me to see that yet another child has died for this reason.
You can see why mentally ill people in Texas are convicted and sent to prison, because our system has no way to keep safe society from the ones who are incompetent to stand trial because of insanity--Less than a year after he beat his little sister to death--Give him some pills and set the man free to kill again.
Correction according to the Houston Chronicle, the sister killed was a 25 year old confined to her bed because of severe cerebral palsy.
What was the girlfriend doing with a man who had been prescribed psychoactive medications? Couldn't she find a normal guy?
Ya think? I agree.
If she knew, she's equally culpable.
But then again, who's to say he ever told her? And he's fairly "normal looking" in the arrest photos--27 year old guy, pretty clean cut. Dee Laney looked and sounded pretty normal right up until the night she beat her two sons to death and maimed the third.
Anyways, victims rights advocates are making a stink, rightly so, over this, and trying to get the state insanity laws changed to finding someone "guilty but insane" so they could be locked up.
Maybe this poor child's death can bring about much needed change in the laws.