Mental Health

Rodricks: Bill Dolan, blamed for his brother's overdose, dies of one

Rodricks: Bill Dolan, blamed for his brother's overdose, dies of one

You could dismiss it as the voice of grief, but there’s plausibility in what Bill Dolan’s mother says — that the decision by Pennsylvania police and prosecutors to charge him with contributing to his brother’s death contributed to his own.

“My son did nothing wrong,” Melina Zissimos-Leyrer wrote in a text message this week. “And for them to incarcerate him made him worse. They need to help people with mental illness. ...”

I first wrote about Bill Dolan in March, just after police in York County arrested him in connection with...

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