Wednesday, January 10, 2007

This very sad story is an illustration of the basic theme that originally inspired this blog: That the whole world has it backwards. This lady did her worst AFTER she was institutionalized six times. If psychiatry really helps anyone, how come they always go crazy AFTER they get their "help"? And you know she was drowned in psychiatric drugs if she was institutionalized. That's what they do -- they drug people. That is their solution. But for some reason everyone has it backwards and this lady is let off because she was "insane". I actually don't have as much attention on the fact they didn't throw the book at her -- it's true she was insane. What I have a problem with is the fact that everyone looks the other way regarding the cretins that put her in this condition, the sickies that run the psych institutions and dispense drugs that make people suicidal and homicidal, and call them "antidepressants". They should be called "depressants".

From CNN:

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A woman who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity after throwing her three children into San Francisco Bay was acquitted Tuesday of first-degree murder but convicted of assault.

The jury continued deliberating the possibility of convicting LaShuan Harris, 24, of second-degree murder or manslaughter. Jurors must also decide whether Harris was legally sane when she killed her children.

The assault charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Harris has been accused of killing 6-year-old Trayshawn Harris, 2-year-old Taronta Greely Jr. and 16-month-old Joshua Greely. She threw the boys into the chilly bay October 19, 2005. Prosecutors have said they won't seek the death penalty.

In her videotaped confession, Harris described how she struggled with two of her boys as she stripped them and plunged them from Pier 7, where tourists stroll along the waterfront. Her youngest boy laughed, thinking it was a game.

One of the bodies was recovered, but the others were never found.

Her lawyer said Harris had schizophrenia, was borderline mentally retarded and was convinced she was sending her children to heaven.

But prosecutors said Harris claimed God told her to make a human sacrifice. And because she chose to kill her children instead of herself, she should be found guilty of murder, they said.

Prosecutor Linda Allen said jurors would probably feel sorry for Harris but urged them to use their heads, not their hearts.

"I don't expect you to have a cold heart, but to have a rational mind," Allen said.

According to her lawyer, Harris was placed in a psychiatric hospital six times between February 2004 and August 2005, and her mother warned a social worker that she would hurt her children. But the social worker didn't believe her, Caffese said.