Articles Tagged With ‘Mental Health’




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Inspection report rips SLO County Jail’s treatment of mentally ill inmates

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part series about San Luis Obispo County health services and sheriff department’s treatment of the mentally ill. Part one looked into several suspicious deaths... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teen who killed her baby sentenced to group home

A Santa Maria teen convicted of killing her newborn will go to a group home, rather than spending time at a state juvenile facility. [KCOY] Last January, the teen, who is referred to in court... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay murder defendant declared mentally incompetent

A 22-year-old man who allegedly murdered his father at their Morro Bay home has been declared incompetent to stand trial. William Joel Schonberger is accused of killing his 59-year-old father with a machete. [KSBY] During... (Continue reading)

Woman’s apparent epileptic seizure leads to county confinement

By KAREN VELIE For more than three weeks, a woman found dehydrated and suffering from hypothermia in the creek behind Central Coast Brewery has been confined in the San Luis Obispo County mental health ward.... (Continue reading)

Teen on trial for killing her baby claims pregnancy denial

A 15-year-old Santa Maria girl did not murder her newborn baby; rather the infant died as a result of  the teen’s pregnancy denial, a defense attorney is arguing. [KSBY] The teen’s murder trial began this... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man facing prison time for burning his own home

On top of destroying his own home and suffering third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body, a Los Osos man is now facing prison time — up to eight years and eight months. On... (Continue reading)

Woman with machete barricades herself inside motorhome, sets it on fire

A reportedly suicidal Santa Barbara County woman barricaded herself inside her motorhome on Wednesday, set the home on fire, brandished a machete and instructed deputies to shoot her. Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a man... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police shoot and kill suicidal man, video

UPDATE: The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department has identified the man killed by Santa Maria police as 31-year-old Javier Gaona. ORIGINAL: In an apparent suicide by cop, Santa Maria police officers shot and killed a man... (Continue reading)

Son of woman killed by Atascadero man to receive $1 million

The son of an Atascadero woman who was shot and killed by her mentally-ill neighbor will receive $1 million over the course of his life. The mother of the killer agreed to settle a wrongful... (Continue reading)

Suicidal teen rescued from Paso Robles bridge

A suicidal teen spent more than an hour sitting on the edge of the 13th Street Bridge in Paso Robles on Wednesday. Police officers and relatives rescued the 18-year-old man who was threatening to jump.... (Continue reading)



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