Guilty but mentally ill. It sounds like this man needs to receive help for his
condition, not a trip to jail, or even the bad media exposure that this kind of
news coverage inflicts on people with his condition.The temple workers
were very charitable.
I'd bet my bottom dollar he's taking SSRI anti-depressants.Fits the pattern.
Part 1:Kelly grew up in Logan and I have been privileged to know him 20+.
He is actually a great guy but sufferers from bi-polar and a manic depression. I
have accompanied Kelly to his son's mission farewell, wedding, and his
other son's Eagle Scout ceremony and soon his mission farewell. Kelly
served a mission in Kentucky and got temple married. In the last few years he
started to suffer from being bi-polar and manic depression. This has impacted
his short and long term memory. Something I have also noticed during seasonal
changes his bi-polar and manic depression flares. The worst is in the fall.
Part 2:However, none of this has changed his good heart, the love for his
children, ex-wife, or his desire for the best for those he comes in contact
with. He is a good soul, loves the church and his Father in Heaven. He was most
likely reliving a fond memory of going to the Logan temple with his ex-wife and
needed to use the restroom. Consequently, made a wrong turn or didn't
clearly read the sign. I have done that myself and only realized I was in the
wrong place when I couldn't find a urinal. I have done this myself and only
realized I was in the wrong place when I couldn't find a urinal. Whoops!!!
Luckily, nobody was there.
Part 3:If only this story was as exciting as it is being made out to be.
The Logan temple people refused to press charges since he was not threatening
and most likely came across as a bit confused and disconnected. I believe
someone believed there was a spark in all of this and then fanned it into a
flame at some level post the temple encounter.Okay, so he had a
warrant out for his arrest for not completing his mental health treatment. Most
likely, Kelly probably had either forgotten that he had to go or believed he had
completed it. If the authorities were so concerned about it why didn't they
just pick him up off of the streets in Logan? He can generally be seen on a
daily basis going to and from the grocery store or the bookstore and back to
where he lives.Let's all just wish Kelly well and do what we
can for him and those like him. That would be the Christ like thing to do.
Wouldn't you agree?