May 10, 2004: Austin American-Statesman
Finding justice for mentally ill defendants
There is little doubt that Texas will execute Kelsey Patterson on May
left to its own devices. Neither is there doubt that Patterson is
murdering two East Texans. Even so, this case never should have
point, given that Patterson is severely mentally ill.
In 1992, Patterson was wandering the streets with a hand gun when he
happened upon Louis Oates, a Palestine businessman, and fatally shot