Apr 6, 2007

Violent attacker found not guilty

A few months ago my Mother was sitting at work in downtown Seattle, when some nutjob named Marilyn Walker walked in and began stabbing the woman sitting next to my Mom. She completely blinded, and nearly killed, her victim, Maritza Dowe. My Mother walked away, but has since been diagnosed with PTSD (having watched the attack happen before her eyes) and has trouble going back to work.

Today, a judge found Walker not guilty by reason of insanity, and sent here to a mental hospital indefinitely.

The news video of the case is here. You can see my Mom hugging Martiza in the footage.

2 comments:

Spring said...

I think its all pretty nuts myself. She should have been put in prison. I mean...are the people in prison normal?? I'm pretty sure about 89% of the people in prison have severe mental illnesses. She's just slipping through the cracks one more time.

Anonymous said...

I don't recall seeing this, but...it isn't entirely correct.