PSYCHOTIC FRATRICIDE WITH A CROSSBOW: 23 YEARS OF CRIMINAL IMPRISONMENT
Keywords:Crime, Criminal imprisonment, Criminal responsability, Crossbow, Fratricide, Homicide, Schizophrenia, Psychotropic substances.
A 36-year-old schizophrenic man, killed his older brother with a crossbow, over a disapproval of the management of their mother illness. He reported ingesting alcohol and psychotropic drug hours before. Declared responsible despite his serious mental disorders, he was sentenced to 23 years of criminal imprisonment and 15 years of socio-judicial follow-up. This observation once again poses the problem of the relationship between severe mental illness, the passage to the homicidal act and the degree of criminal responsibility of the perpetrator of the criminal acts.