Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Is a double homicide a requirement for getting treatment?

Lizards and frogs were reading his lips, CSPAN newscasters were calling him a terrorist, he was the target of a conspiracy involving the KKK and the CIA, and comedians on BET were making jokes about him, but Franklyn "Frankie" Duzant wasn’t getting treatment for his mental illness.

There was no treatment until -19 months ago -Duzant slashed his son and wife to death with a sword because he believed his wife was going to be kidnapped and his son was going to be tortured by dogs.

Now, Duzant is getting treatment. Since the killing he’s been restored to competency and is ready to stand trial. All it took to get there was a double murder.

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