Accused Maryville Church Gunman Ruled...

Accused Maryville Church Gunman Ruled Unfit To Stand Trial

There are 3 comments on the Fox2Now story from Oct 20, 2009, titled Accused Maryville Church Gunman Ruled Unfit To Stand Trial. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

A man accused of gunning down a pastor during a Sunday sermon as the church's congregation watched in horror is mentally unfit to stand trial, a judge in southwestern Illinois ruled Tuesday.

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Janie

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Oct 20, 2009
I blame Sedlacks parents for this tragedy. I am tired of hearing about these mentally ill people who are running around society hurting, killing and scaring people because their families do not want to deal with the issues at hand. This man was living with his parents and you cannot tell me that they did not know he had these thoughts. Stop sticking your head in the sand, families, and take care of your mentally ill family members so the rest of us can be safe.
StLouisGirl

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Oct 21, 2009
To Janie, not sure what a family is supposed to do with an adult male who is grown? Stand over him 24/7 and make sure he never leaves the house? Chain him to his bed? Put his medication in his mouth and force him to swallow it? Unfortunately the facilities that used to take care of and/or house people like this are becoming fewer and fewer, with more families having to house mentally ill people. I blame the lack of services for people like this, not the families. Adults with schizophrenia are notorious for not taking their medication. When a man is grown, as this man was, you can't hold his family totally responsible, in my opinion. Unfortunately, no one will ever be safe, no matter if it's the mentally ill you're referring to, drug addicts, gang members, drunk drivers, etc. etc. and I hate to say it, but attacks like this, someone coming into a public place and killing people, is becoming more prevalent in our society, whether the accused is mentally unstable or not.
Susan

Collinsville, IL

#3 Oct 21, 2009
Sedlacek... pronounced Sed -la -check at least by those I've known with that name....

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