Canada - Barbara Starkey-Brailsford, 78, decapitated, Toronto, 30 Jun 2010 *Insanity*

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by dotr, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    http://www.citynews.ca/2015/09/10/p...er-man-who-beheaded-mom-in-2010-goes-missing/ missingman.jpg

    "A man who was found not criminally responsible in the 2010 beheading of his mother is missing and police are warning that he’s a “danger to himself and others.”

    Thomas Brailsford, 55, was last seen on Thursday near Jane Street and Bloor Street West at around 2:30 p.m. He was wearing a black shirt with black pants and black shoes.

    He’s described as six foot two, 215 pounds. He’s balding with blue eyes and wears glasses".
     
  2. Loading...


  3. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Active Member

    Messages:
    17,829
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I picked the exact wrong moment to read this.

    :eek:
     
  4. EllieBee

    EllieBee Former Member

    Messages:
    4,572
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    There is so much wrong with this story/situation that I am not sure where to begin.

    And Bluesneakers....curious, but would there have been a GOOD time to read this? :lol:
     
  5. U2forever

    U2forever Ready to Rock-n-Roll with the best band in the wor

    Messages:
    1,973
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Lemme get this straight. He was granted a day pass and he is legally insane? I did not see the word 'insane' but what else does not criminally responsible mean?

    Gee whiz this is crazy. Sure am glad it's not October. Boo! :hills:

    ETA:
    I just googled Thomas and found this....BTW this is September 2014
    http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/man-who-beheaded-mother-back-in-custody-after-day-pass-escape-1.2002044
     
  6. Damarna

    Damarna Verified State Coordinator for CFSI/ Insider - Par

    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Oh boy. I agree
     
  7. Mountaingazer

    Mountaingazer Active Member

    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I hope they find him quickly and then cease to give him any more day passes.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  8. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    http://www.640toronto.com/2015/09/11/oakley-261/

    "This isn’t the first time he slipped out of CAMH’s grasp. He did the same thing back in 2014.

    Does this highlight a potentially deadly weakness in the “not criminally responsible” ruling? Should somebody who BEHEADED another human being be allowed out and about without any supervision? Is it fair to allow somebody who can’t control their darker actions out in public?"
     
  9. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Active Member

    Messages:
    17,829
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    During daylight hours would have been better. :)
     
  10. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
  11. Woodland

    Woodland New Member

    Messages:
    4,185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I would really like to know the name of the person, and their title, that gave gave this 'not criminally responsible' person a day pass from incarceration in 2014 - 4 years after beheading his mother. Don't the people 'running' these institutions realize that such people will lie to them for freedom? Did this person think a few meds made all the difference in the world? Gotta give that a D for 'duh'.

    Regarding the article linked in post #4 - fwiw I find it ironic that the article states he 'escaped' from a mental health centre in 2014 - no he didn't, he was allowed to leave - under the assumption he would wander back at the time specified in his day pass. Did the author of that article not pick up on that detail? Gotta give that a double D.

    Now it's time to find out whether he was given another day pass the other day - and if so, by whom. Or did he actually escape this time?
     
  12. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Active Member

    Messages:
    17,829
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    "A spokesperson with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) said he was being escorted to a medical appointment by one employee in a cab when he got out and ran away.

    He was not restrained because CAMH officials didn’t feel he needed to be. If restraints are needed, CAMH calls in a third-party, such as police officers, to provide assistance."


    I'm relieved he wasn't given another day pass to freely roam the city, but escaping like that isn't much better, is it? Not for him, for his escort, not for anyone. Where did he think he was going after he escaped? I imagine if he is sick a night on the street was likely frightening and unfamiliar. Ugh. This could have been much worse.

    JMO.
     
  13. Woodland

    Woodland New Member

    Messages:
    4,185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  14. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    http://www.torontosun.com/2015/09/1...o-mental-health-hospital-fear-for-their-lives

    "What do we do with the most broken, most dangerous people in our society?

    We send them to a resort-style psychiatric hospital on the shores of Georgian Bay where they live in dorm rooms with nurses serving as both caregivers and jailers.

    Staff at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, who spoke to the Toronto Sun on condition of anonymity, say there’s always been an element of danger working with killers, rapists and other violent characters in the province’s only all-male maximum security forensic hospital.

    But after moving into a new building known as the Atrium, which has been plagued by safety and security problems since it opened in May 2014, they now fear for their lives.

    “I go to work every day not knowing if I’ll make it home safely,” a registered practical nurse (RPN) said."
     
  15. wendybtn

    wendybtn Active Member

    Messages:
    4,216
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Maybe he does not need to leave the facility for appointments in the fall season. He is just a little too frisky in September. Whatever happened to doctors, therapists, etc., being on site for precancerous, mentally ill souls??
     
  16. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    New
    http://www.citynews.ca/2015/09/21/p...h-long-history-of-violence-missing-in-whitby/
    rbbm

    "A man with an history of violence against women is missing from Ontario Shores centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby.

    Durham regional police say George May, 55, left the centre around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and never returned. It is believed he may have left on the Whitby Go train to head westbound.
    The report says he was charged with second-degree murder for strangling a woman and was found not criminally responsible in 2002."

    may01.jpg
     
  17. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
  18. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    http://www.citynews.ca/2015/09/21/p...h-long-history-of-violence-missing-in-whitby/

    "In 2012, May also went missing, leaving the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, but then returned on his own the next day. At the time, police issued a release saying May had a history of violence against women and would pose a danger to the public.

    This is the second time in the past two weeks that a patient has gone missing from an Ontario psychiatric facility. Thomas Brailsford, 55, who was found not criminally responsible in the 2010 beheading of his mother, was found after he was missing for a day in Toronto more than a week ago."

    LOCATED!
    http://www.680news.com/2015/09/21/missing-psychiatric-patient-long-history-violence-found-toronto/

    "Toronto police officers found him in the Mount Pleasant Road and St. Clair Avenue area."
     
  19. U2forever

    U2forever Ready to Rock-n-Roll with the best band in the wor

    Messages:
    1,973
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Good!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice