Family of alleged pastor killer says ...

Family of alleged pastor killer says man suffered from Lyme dis...

There are 4 comments on the KTNV story from Mar 9, 2009, titled Family of alleged pastor killer says man suffered from Lyme dis.... In it, KTNV reports that:

The family of the man charged with first degree murder in the killing of a Maryville, Ill., pastor, says he had once suffered bouts of erratic behavior after contracting Lyme disease.

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itis2you

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Mar 10, 2009
Why is when a white person goes on a killing spree, he is quoted as the victim? Especially when he has murdered?

He was ill or suffered from mental illness? But when a black man kills he was diabolical?

This family who knew their son was ill and knew he had problems with earratic behavior allowed him to go free.

Things that make you wonder??????????
cktirumalai

Washington, DC

#2 Mar 10, 2009
That the headline speaks of "the alleged pastor killer," when, from all I have read, there is no doubt in the matter, shows how careful one has to be these days. We have all become familiar with the ways of the law. Perhaps one of the things it means is that though the man's actions led to the pastor's death, whether the man committed murder can be determined only after a trial or a series of them.
jds

Ormond Beach, FL

#3 Mar 10, 2009
I have had Lyme Disease and it didn't make me kill anyone or want to-so is the news article implying that Lyme Disease makes one mentally unstable and a potential killer?wow someone is already grasping for straws and excuses.
Lucy

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Mar 18, 2009
jds wrote:
I have had Lyme Disease and it didn't make me kill anyone or want to-so is the news article implying that Lyme Disease makes one mentally unstable and a potential killer?wow someone is already grasping for straws and excuses.
If you had Lyme disease then perhaps you received treatment before it went to your central nervous system. Or maybe it never went there in your case. Chronic LD can mimic all types of mental illness including paranoid schizophrenia. It can also produce hallucinations, etc. Could Lyme disease cause such behavior? YES!

That does not mean that this man should get off for this crime, but please have compassion for him. Compassion does not require indulgence.

I am grateful that you did not go through the hell that we have gone though with our family member whose Lyme disease attacked her central nervous system.

Like the pastor's wife this man may not deserve to go free, but he does deserve our prayers.

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