An act of violence at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has cost a patient one eye and possibly her sight in the other.
According to the Pueblo Chieftain, a sleeping female patient was stabbed in the eyes and face with scissors last Wednesday by another patient at the state psychiatric facility. Both were living in a unit that houses patients that psychiatrists have deemed ready to be transitioned back into society.
Police have arrested Lamar Del Ray Davis on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.
According to an affidavit, Davis said he was feeling “aggressive” and “just wanted to lash out at somebody.”
While it is not known what psychiatric drugs, if any, Davis was taking (or was in withdrawal from) at the time of the attack, mind-altering drugs widely used by psychiatrists at CMHIP and other psychiatric facilities are known to have adverse effects that include aggression, acts of violence, and homicidal thoughts.
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