ALEX CONTE MURDER

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Treating Mental Illness Will Prevent Future Tragedies

Alex Conte, a 21-year-old Sooke, B.C. man was found not criminally responsible for killing his mother due to his mental illness. I can only wonder how those who proclaim that the mentally ill are more likely to be victims of violence rather than perpetrators of violence account for incidents like this. This statement that the mentally ill are less violent than others is true for those who are treated but not for those who are untreated.
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Axe Murderer's 'Psychotic' Belief

A three-day hearing began in Victoria Tuesday to determine if a 21-year-old Sooke, B.C., man should be found criminally responsible for killing his mother with an axe last year. Alex Conte was charge...