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Aurora Victims Suing Holmes’s Psychiatrist

Via Denver Post:
The widow of a man killed in the Century Aurora 16 theater shooting has sued the CU psychiatrist who was treating the alleged killer, saying she should have had him placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold. Chantel Blunk, wife of Jonathan T. Blunk, filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver against University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Lynne Fenton and five unnamed defendants. It is the first case filed against the school and Fenton, director of student mental health services on the Anschutz Medical Campus, where shooting suspect James Holmes was studying neuroscience. The university has “nothing but sympathy for the victims, but in the initial review of this case the university believes the lawsuit is not well-founded legally or factually,” university spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said. She said the university has received notice that 11 similar suits could be filed. . .

Whoa. Consider the broader impacts of this. If a psychiatrist can be held liable, then the prudent thing for the psychiatrist to do would be to report the patient to whatever new database the Left wants to create to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unfit. If America liked the problems with the no-fly lists, they'll love this one. - Greg Pollowitz


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