Tragedy Strikes on New Jersey Train Platform
Michael Fuccile was waiting for his train to work on Sept. 4, 2008, at the
The murder was a surprise.
“I've been fighting the system for years to get the power of attorney to make him go to the hospital and make them keep him until he’s well,” said his distraught father.
This tragedy could have very likely been prevented. In 2006, the New Jersey Senate unanimously passed a version of “Gregory’s Law” that would have brought assisted outpatient treatment in the
The bill was named after 11-year old Gregory Katsnelson who, like Fuccile, was killed by someone with a severe mental illness who refused treatment. Gregory would have turned 17 next month.