Unfortunately, there are many individuals across the United States who are suffering from serious mental illnesses and are unable to receive adequate treatment. In some instances, a serious mental illness may cause an individual to act in such a way that they have little to no control over. The case of a 19-year-old Texas man facing a felony charge has been in limbo for the past two years as his mental competency has been thoroughly investigated.
Roughly two years ago, a 911 operator received a call from the then 17-year-old boy who reported that his mother and sister were dead. While on the phone with 911, he allegedly admitted to killing both of them. Although he was indicted on murder charges in 2012, he has yet to stand trial.