High court: Barzee to be forcibly medicated

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  • Bad choice of terms
    Dec. 14, 2007 5:34 p.m.

    Green light? Like this is some kind of business zoning story, or an airline merger or a new sitcom project? Use a different phrase other than that. Please. It's a woman and her mental health. Not the start of a street race.

  • Lacee
    Dec. 14, 2007 4:38 p.m.

    Wanda is looking at life in prison for what she helped her husband do to Elizabeth Smart. If she's convicted at a trial, she won't be getting out anytime soon.

  • John
    Dec. 14, 2007 4:17 p.m.

    Isn't it cheaper to keep her in the State hospital than in prison? Especially when considering the legal fees she will run up. Just leave her there... she is not going to get better. Otherwise, she goes to prison, gets parole, gets off her meds, offends again. What's the point?

  • Why?
    Dec. 14, 2007 2:21 p.m.

    I am not a lawyer but if they have to take such measures to get her to a competent level, isn't it fairly safe to say that while the entire ordeal was being played out she was NOT competent? Will this really serve justice? What good is it to artificially stimulate competence - a state that she was not in (probably) when the crime was committed - to enable her, or him for that matter, to "face justice"?

  • Let's see...
    Dec. 14, 2007 2:21 p.m.

    she's incompetent, so we have allowed her to be the one to make the decision about whether or not she will take her medication. What's wrong with this picture? At least SOME sanity has begun to prevail in this sad case.

  • Big Al
    Dec. 14, 2007 2:04 p.m.

    I'd pay about a year's salary to be able to load up those syringes with MY medication of choice for Ms. Barzee and her queer (meaning strange or abnormal) boyfriend . . .