Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fatal encounter with the sheriff

A Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy fatally shot an unstable woman Monday after she attacked him and another deputy with a 13-inch knife in an attempt to kill them, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.
They were at the house at the request of her husband.

People with severe mental illnesses are killed by police in justifiable homicides at a rate nearly four times greater than the general public.

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