90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Story Update: Man Found Not Guilty Of Killing Father

Mark with Houston at Houston's high school graduation in 2009. (Courtesy of Mac McClelland)

Mark with Houston at Houston’s high school graduation in 2009. (Courtesy of Mac McClelland)

We have an update on a story we did last week.

Mother Jones reporter Mac McClelland told us about her schizophrenic cousin Houston, and his family’s often fruitless attempt to get mental health services for him.

During a psychotic break, Houston murdered his father.

On Tuesday, a California jury determined Houston was not guilty, by reason of insanity. As a result of the verdict, he may finally get the help his family sought for him.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
  • Carol Webb

    I wish that we could use the “guilty but insane” verdict here in the States.  Perhaps then we could provide the help these folks need and also protect society.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 21 Comment

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

April 21 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.

April 18 12 Comments

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

April 18 3 Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.