Crime and Punishment

Texas Campus Slasher Arraigned, ‘Very Glad’ No One Died

Image: Harris County TX Sheriff

Dylan Quick appeared in a Texas court on Friday, charged with three counts of aggravated assault after a slashing spree at his community college campus. His defense attorney told the court that the accused slasher was ‘doing better’ on his medications since being taken into custody, and that he’s ‘very glad’ that no-one died in the rampage.

This booking photo clearly shows the slack expression and unfocused eyes of someone who’s coked to the gills on Abilify and Risperdal. These happy pills are probably the only things keeping Quick from fantasizing about cannibalism and necrophilia, as he reportedly told police he was doing while planning the attacks.

It’s a no-brainer that Quick will be evaluated for competency to stand trial, as well as a possible insanity defense. His defense lawyer has her work cut out for her, however: incompetency only means the trial will wait until his meds kick in (as they seem to be doing already) and Texas juries aren’t usually sympathetic to insanity claims.

This really should have been a defensive gun use, but college campuses remain gun-free zones target-rich environments. How’s that working for them?

Discussion

One response to “Texas Campus Slasher Arraigned, ‘Very Glad’ No One Died

  1. Great point about the crime could have been a DGU if guns were allowed on campus. After the attacks on defenseless students the gun grabbers were posting comments on sites such as msnbc and huffpo that if he had a gun all the victims would be dead.

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