Parricides in California
[Angelito Ares, who stabbed his father to death] had a long history of mental disorder. The father had been attempting to help him with those issues, and had actually taken him in the past two years.
A local pastor said [Lymus] Howard [who beat his mother to death,] has suffered emotional problems since age 6 when he saw his father shot dead. Friends said his mother battled with Howard to get him to take his medication.
[Andrew Matas’] father said the boy hears voices, and admitted he had stopped taking his anti-psychotic medication, Risperdal. [Matas bludgeoned his mother to death with a baseball bat.]
And yet some are having trouble seeing a link in the crimes.