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With gun in the mix, mental illness turns to tragedy
With gun in the mix, mental illness turns to tragedy

Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head. She shot him once in the back as he sat at the family's dining room table.  Ms. Weathers, a paranoid schizophrenic, had used the money from her disability check to buy the handgun. In September, the 40-year-old Missouri woman was declared not guilty of first-degree murder due to her mental impairment. Her mother is grateful. Finally, her only daughter is receiving appropriate medication and counseling -- at a state mental hospital. That's some solace after losing the man she'd married 39 years before as a 17-year-old bride. Both women miss Tex...

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