I have a 25 yr. old son with the mentality of a 12 yr. old, bypolar, ADD, impulse disorder, partially deaf, was smart til put on ritilian when he entered school. Now he is sentenced to life with parole after 51 years served due to the public defender talking him into a plea bargain against my wishes. He told us that Tennessee does not recognize mentally challenged as a defense. The fact that 4 days before he committed this crime I had the police at my house asking them to commit him for mental evaluation, he is suicidle and was acting out. I know him and I knew he was off his meds that he needed, they refused. Now two lives are ruined when it could have been prevented had anyone listened to me when I begged for help. Right now he is in west Tennessee being evaluated as to where he will be sent for the next 51 years. It is a 4 hr. drive one way for me which is hard due to my health and age, not to mention the cost on my low income. What really makes it bad too is I have two sons who are cops. Thanks for listening.
Frenchie, My heart goes out to you. I wish I had words to make you feel better but I don't. So I will pray for you and your son. This group of people know what you are going through and they will be there for you. God Be With You. Patty
Originally posted by JoeysMom Frenchie, My heart goes out to you. I wish I had words to make you feel better but I don't. So I will pray for you and your son. This group of people know what you are going through and they will be there for you. God Be With You. Patty
Thank you so much for your understanding, it hurts so bad to have a son do such a crime, I feel like it is my fault.
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