Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Schizophrenia ≠ Denial

In Ohio, 25-year-old Michael Carreiro says he wasn’t insane when he killed his adopted mother Christine Minnix by stabbing her 15 times.

“(Carreiro) stated that it was a biblical prophecy, that he had been told by God that his mother was evil, and that he was told to kill her,” Middletown detective Timothy Riggs testified in court this week.

“He says that God told him to do it and he was justified,” [his attorney] said following the arraignment. “Like most mentally ill people, he doesn’t believe he is mentally ill.”

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