Man to be charged in slayings of girlfriend, officer | Mobile Augusta A police officer is dead. A young woman is dead. The suspect? A 26 year old with a history of mental health issues. He has been in and out of the local psychiatric hospital. The VERY SAME psychiatric hospital in the VERY SAME COUNTY MH SYSTEM that I have been dealing with for the past however many years. Is anyone surprised that this man has been continually released back into society incident after incident after incident? County MH does not want responsibility for him. And because of the history of MH issues - the police were content to refer him back to County MH for treatment. Maybe this latest issue is a way to focus the spotlight on the poor MH services in this area? And what the budget cuts are doing not only to MH patients - but to our society?