Time and time again in this country, doctors and various other ‘experts’ make decisions that are obvious lunacy to anyone with a normal, functioning brain. And inevitably, it’s never these morons who end up paying the price but rather, innocent members of the public.
In yet another such incident, a pregnant woman has been murdered by a psychiatric patient who was released after doctors decided he was ‘exaggerating’ his mental problems.
Alan McMullan, 54, stabbed 21-year-old Claire Wilson to death as she walked to work on a Sunday afternoon.
She screamed and collapsed as her attacker walked away, a jury has now heard.
And here’s the part that will make you seethe: one year earlier the killer had on not one, not two, but on three occasions handed himself into police while armed with a knife, claiming to hear voices commanding him to murder someone!
Each time he was admitted to hospital – and later released after treatment. On the third occasion doctors decided he was ‘exaggerating his symptoms to gain admission to hospital’, Hull Crown Court has heard.
After committing the murder, McMullan told police he was angry he had not been given ‘appropriate treatment’ by the authorities.
Miss Wilson, the victim, was six months pregnant, when she was stabbed to death on June 7 last year.
Personally, I think that every single ‘doctor’ who opted to release this man into the general community, should be struck off and then charged with reckless endangerment, if we have such a category of crime here in the UK.
Sequence of events:
McMullan went to the police on June 2, 2008.
He was carrying a knife, complained of feeling unwell and mentioned the possibility of killing somebody.
He was admitted under the Mental Health Act and seen by a consultant psychiatrist.
McMullan was discharged from Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby after 14 days, told to stop drinking, continue with his medication and attend an outpatient appointment.
On June 19 the same thing happened again. This time he was admitted for 21 days and released with medication.
The third time he was admitted to the psychiatric unit was July 21 and this time doctors decided he was ‘exaggerating’.
The trial continues.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1276389/Knifeman-went-police-times-saying-going-kill–released-murder-waitress-random-attack.html#ixzz0ncJDqlwd
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Sadly, we deal with this in the US also. Not just with Doctor’s giving opinions like this, but with our government workers, who will put child molesters back on the streets, or the CPS worker who will give children back to parents who have already brutalized them. The crime is horrific, but the root of the problem are people who make these decisions but cannot/will not be held responsible for what they have decided. I agree, Tabitha, they should be stripped of their position and held accountable.
Oy vey—the psychiatrists responsible should lose their licenses, if not face charges, themselves! I do not normally sympathize with murders, but the poor man was obviously trying to do everything in his power to find someone who could prevent him from killing; one has to wonder if the lunatics who, quite effectively, thwarted ALL 3 of Mr. McMullan’s attempts to neutralize the threat his own psychoses posed to society should be considered crazier than him. If they could not admit a man who was surrenduring himself to clinical observation voluntarily because voices were telling him to murder for a prolonged treatment, then they do not sound qualified to monitor potted plants.