95 year old alleged demented man jailed for alleged killing


JLM
#1
95-year-old arrested in care home homicide - British Columbia - CBC News
 
Cliffy
#2
Oh good. I am so happy to hear that this facility exists. I was getting worried about who would take care of me when I completely lose it.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#3
This is a very important and serious matter. I hope the authorities deal with it in a spirit of justice, whilst remaining sensitive to the significant nuances presented by the circumstances.
 
JLM
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

This is a very important and serious matter. I hope the authorities deal with it in a spirit of justice, whilst remaining sensitive to the significant nuances presented by the circumstances.

This happened less than a mile from where I live and I really wonder what's the point? I doubt if he understands what's happened and processing the incident for trial is futile. From what I can understand self defense hasn't been ruled out.
 
damngrumpy
#5
If you are suffering from the alleged illness you are not responsible for those actions
It is the responsibility of the authorities to ensure others are safe. You cannot put
someone on trial who does not understand what they have done.
Besides in younger days we settle some of issues with fists. I remember well those
days. Again the fight was with fists not knives or chains or guns or the other things
the cowards use now a days. Those were the days when we were young and stupid
I am glad they passed cause sometimes it hurt.
 
JLM
#6
I just heard on the radio the 95 year old appeared in court this morning on a charge of murder. Didn't catch what degree it is. Absolutely frickin' ridiculous. The man suffers from dementia.
 
karrie
#7
What degree of dementia?

Sorry, but, whether it's 'ridiculous' or not is what a trial will find out.
 
petros
#8
This is what happens when you cut back on the tapioca.
 
Goober
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

95-year-old arrested in care home homicide - British Columbia - CBC News

These cases will only become more common.

Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

What degree of dementia?

Sorry, but, whether it's 'ridiculous' or not is what a trial will find out.

It will not go to trial
Both men were living in the Polson Special Care Facility a secure facility at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital that provides care for people who have dementia complicated by psychiatric and behavioral issues.

Vernon RCMP says the victim died on the scene of his injuries.

Interior Health has begun an internal investigation, but has not released either of the men's names.

SFU gerontology researcher Charmaine Spencer says the criminal justice system is ill-equipped to deal with offenders suffering from serious dementia.

"In most cases when these occur, the person is cognitively impaired, has absolutely no idea what they've done or the harm they've caused," said Spencer.
 
JLM
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Goober View Post

These cases will only become more common.



It will not go to trial
Both men were living in the Polson Special Care Facility a secure facility at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital that provides care for people who have dementia complicated by psychiatric and behavioral issues.

Vernon RCMP says the victim died on the scene of his injuries.

Interior Health has begun an internal investigation, but has not released either of the men's names.

SFU gerontology researcher Charmaine Spencer says the criminal justice system is ill-equipped to deal with offenders suffering from serious dementia.

"In most cases when these occur, the person is cognitively impaired, has absolutely no idea what they've done or the harm they've caused," said Spencer.

His name was divulged on the radio this afternoon.

Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

What degree of dementia?

Sorry, but, whether it's 'ridiculous' or not is what a trial will find out.

How can a guy who is locked away with terminal dementia have a hope in hell of defending himself. He possibly doesn't even know what day it is. I blame the people who put him where he could cause harm.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

This is what happens when you cut back on the tapioca.

With rising healthcare and court costs we'll all be cutting back on the tapioca!
 
Goober
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

His name was divulged on the radio this afternoon.



How can a guy who is locked away with terminal dementia have a hope in hell of defending himself. He possibly doesn't even know what day it is. I blame the people who put him where he could cause harm.



With rising healthcare and court costs we'll all be cutting back on the tapioca!

Blame the costs cutting.
 

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