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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:06 PM

Sherry West may have a bipolar or schizophrenic disorder and that may be...

...the cause of her communication, her behavior in the interviews has seemed "off" to some. She may or may not have been under the influence of medication to treat this disorder at the time she was attacked and her baby murdered. I just came across a video article Sherry West's story questioned by daughter after baby killed

Glassey said she started to have her doubts after receiving a phone call from her mother telling her that her brother, Antonio Santiago, had been killed. She claims the night of the shooting her mother asked, "How soon do you think life insurance policy will send me a check?"

Glassey tells First Coast News she hopes her suspicions are wrong but based on conversations with her mother she's not sure. Glassey described their discussions by saying her mother is crying one minute and then sounds fine the next.

"I spoke with the detectives and investigators and the evidence leads to many witnesses, not just me," said Sherry West, mother of the 13-month-old that was killed last Thursday morning.

Glassey says her mother is bipolar and has schizophrenic tendencies. She believes her mother is on medication but could not tell me any prescriptions specifically.

"She changed her story she told me the baby was shot first and then she told me she was shot first," said Glassey.


I knew a guy my age (worked with him, was friends with him outside of work) who suffered from schizophrenia. I watched him deteriorate over a number of years, and saw what the drugs did to him. They kept the schizophrenia under control, but they also...they reduced his emotional level and intellectual capacity considerably. And the disease? He could laugh one minute and drop into a depressive spiral in a snap of your fingers. Watching Sherry West give interviews I don't see anything amiss but I can imagine how others might not be able to fit her responses into the rubric they normally use to assess normal human emotion in a situation like that.

I just want to make it clear: From all the evidence so far, the worst thing Sherry West did was be a overweight middle aged woman suffering from a bipolar schizophrenic disorder pushing her baby down the street, trying to enjoy a day she otherwise might have spent shut inside, when she and her infant were targets of a heinous crime.

She may have diminished mental capacity. She may have been on prescription drugs to treat a serious mental disorder. From her own admission, she didn't get out much. She may have had her eight year old daughter taken away from her. Her older teenage son was killed years before in an apparent attempt to kill another boy.

Her life, it appears, had been broken into many pieces before the tragedy unfolded.

But none of those things, none of those mistakes, or disorders or bad life choices or any of that put a gun to her infant's head and pulled the trigger. None of those awful, embarrassing or downright ugly aspects of her life shot her twice.

Those things will not be on trial for murder.

If neither she nor anyone else is to be tried for those things by the police, why should we put her on trial for them now?


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Reply Sherry West may have a bipolar or schizophrenic disorder and that may be... (Original post)
Poll_Blind Mar 2013 OP
geek tragedy Mar 2013 #1
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exboyfil Mar 2013 #2
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Whisp Mar 2013 #5
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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:08 PM

1. Imperfect people are victims of crime too.

Lots of people at DU tend to forget that. Never mind that the police didn't consider her a suspect.


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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:14 PM

3. ^ This.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:12 PM

2. People respond differently

Jackie Kennedy tried to scoop up JFKs brains. Some of the Sandy Hook parents laughed when interviewed.

I hope I never have to find out how I would act. Folks should leave the mom alone. It is almost a dead lock certainty that she was not involved.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:14 PM

4. ^ And this, too.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:17 PM

5. nancy graceless is on the case...

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:22 PM

6. Blast from the past:

Woman Dubbed ‘Vodka Mom’ By Nancy Grace Dies After Self-Inflicted Burns
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/woman-dubbed-vodka-mom-by-nancy-grace-dies-after-self-inflicted-burns/

“Medrano apparently lit the fire that killed her(self) while at her mother’s home in the 1200 block of Chicago Av. S. in St. Paul Park, a quiet street of ramblers and full, tall trees. Her mother, Yvonne Hill, declined to comment Monday, citing the advice of her lawyer.

Maria Phillips, Medrano’s younger sister, said Medrano was ‘shaking and couldn’t take a breath’ as she watched Grace’s show. ‘She got depressed and said life wasn’t worth living. She said she couldn’t live with herself.’”


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