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Depressed woman threatens to shoot brother

2012-07-26 08:38

Bloemfontein - A 22-year-old woman battling severe depression threatened to shoot her 12-year-old brother in Stilfontein on Wednesday afternoon.

Beeld reported that the woman called the boy into her room when he came back from school and threatened to shoot him.

The boy sat down on the floor and started to pray while another brother who was also at home called the police.

A detective was sent to the scene and he negotiated with the sister from outside her room.

It came to light that the sister suffered from severe depression and had herself discharged from a psychiatric hospital after only one week of treatment.

After an hour, the woman let her brother go and was taken away by police.

The boy was shocked but otherwise fine and told reporters he had kept praying for himself and his sister.

Comments
  • MJ Lourens - 2012-07-26 09:15

    Isn't Stilfontein in the North West?

  • MJ Lourens - 2012-07-26 09:16

    The blurb said Free State.

  • bakers.dozen.14 - 2012-07-26 09:21

    WHO KNOWS WITH ALL THE NAME CHAGES WHERE ANYTHING IS THESE DAYS. EVEN GOOGLE CANT KEEP UP . LOL

  • lorrainesuh - 2012-07-26 09:22

    "Had herself discharge from a pyschiatric hospital". Is this possible?

      shellerjc.rjc - 2012-07-26 10:06

      yes it is, Its not easy, but here in SA hospitals & or facilities may not keep you against your will. They only need you to sign an indemnity form and thats it... You can walk out.

      ludlowdj - 2012-07-26 10:31

      The only patients that can be forcibly retained at medical facilities are those that have been admitted by court order, any person who voluntarily allows themselves to be admitted are free to leave and cannot be forced to stay.

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-26 09:46

    Shame so tragic, but thankfully nobody got hurt. She should be detained in sphyciatric unit, untill a doctor finds her to be healthy again.

  • Junebugg - 2012-07-26 14:35

    If I was this brother, and this heifer cooks ever cooks again.. I guess I would sleep with an empty stomach that evening.

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