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Male patient, 73, stabbed at Mental

Male patient, 73, stabbed at Mental The body of Ernest Dacosta Edwards being brought out from a ward at the Black Rock Psychiatric Hospital. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)

Fri, November 02, 2012 - 12:09 AM

An elderly patient was stabbed to death at the Psychiatric Hospital yesterday morning following an alleged altercation with another.

Police reports indicate that deceased Ernest Dacosta Edwards, 73, was a patient at the Black Rock, St Michael institution for the past 20 years.

The other patient, a 44-year-old man whose name was not released by police, was said to have been institutionalized at the hospital for the past ten years.

He was detained by the High Court back in 2002 until “Her Majesty’s pleasure” after he was found unfit to plead to a murder charge.

Police are carrying out investigations. (AH)

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Posted by Rod mann 1 year, 5 months ago
If this does not prove he is not mad by killing two people then something is telling me i must definitely be insane ...............

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Posted by Col Cam 1 year, 5 months ago
How can a mental patient be charged? Were they not been supervised? Where did he get weapon from to stab? Seems dangerous to me. He was found unfit to plead to a murder charge in 2002? Will he be fit to plead to two?

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