Landmark French case: psychiatrist sentenced over patient’s murder

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A psychiatrist in Marseilles has been given a one-year suspended sentence for manslaughter for an axe murder committed by her patient. The doctor was found guilty of not recognizing  the public danger posed by her schizophrenic patient, who hacked an 83-year-old man, his mother’s companion, to death in Gap. Links to other sites: Guardian, Le Monde (Fr)