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Conditional release to group home denied for Augusta woman committed after killing her children

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An Augusta woman who stabbed her two children to death during a psychotic break 13 years ago was denied a conditional release to a community group home Monday, May 2.

Jeanette Hawes, now 37, was not diagnosed with schizophrenia or treated for the mental illness until after Nov. 29, 2007, when sh...

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    • The courts found her not guilty by reason of insanity – therefore the court system believed the physicians at the time of trial; yet the courts now find the physicians in charge of her care are NOT believable? Is this a decision based on facts or on emotion?

      If the Judge no longer believed the physicians in charge of her treatment – maybe she needs to be moved to a prison? Otherwise – her physicians should be able to control her treatment without comments from the uneducated.

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