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Violence and The Mentally Ill #314907

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 23, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(La Crosse, WI: Bernard Goldberg) Law's inability to protect society against the violently mentally ill until after the fact examined as illustrated by murders of Father Rossiter and others by Brian Stanley; Stanley's history of psychiatric disorders described. [STANLEY - compares himself with Christ.] [Mary STANLEY - recalls son's deterioration.] Murders committed by mentally ill after their release from psychiatric hospitals reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [KILLER - claims God told him to attack ferry passengers.] [Dr. Darold TREFFERT - notes insanity of the law.] Outcome of authorities' inability to protect David Shermeister's victims noted. [Chris SHERMEISTER - recalls parents'effort to have action taken against brother] Stanley's legal status noted.

Reporter(s):
Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:10

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