A young man was left in the care of his grandmother after his mother died and his father was imprisoned. As a boy he suffered from meningitis, was treated for psychosis and depression and made repeated suicide attempts. He was later convicted of theft. Despite the man’s history of suicidal behaviour, a court held that he did not need to serve his sentence in a special institution.
Whilst in prison, his mental health got worse. He took an overdose of his medicine and died.