We recently had a very sad situation here involving a well-respected local minister. He was in a bad car wreck a few years ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury. While he was recovering at home, he accidentally fell off a second story deck and had to go back to the hospital. When the doctors released him, people at his church started noticing changes in his personality. He turned over most of his duties to an associate pastor and stayed at home.
One morning his wife came home to check on him and he suddenly pulled out a gun and shot her to death. His teen daughter heard the noise and rushed in to check on them. He shot at her, too, but she wasn't seriously injured. He then started stabbing himself in the chest with a pair of scissors. He was arrested at the hospital and charged with murder and attempted murder.
When his preliminary trial date arrived, however, his attorneys requested a competency to stand trial assessment. The court determined that he was not competent to stand trial, so he was ordered to stay in a criminal mental health facility. He's now suing the doctors who originally released him without considering his mental health status.