Scott Panetti Pre-Crime Hospitalization and Mental Illness History

 

Date

Details

Year

Month-Day

Hospital

Doctor Comments

Diagnosis

1978

July

Brooke Army

Medical Center

“Patient presents signs compatible with early schizophrenia. Signs

include: seeing flashes of red light, confusing his voice with that of

others (whispers), flight of ideas”

Early schizophrenia

19811

January

Kerrville State

Hospital

Involuntary.  Grandiose ideas,  suspicious, hostile

Paranoia

19861

April

Starlite Village

Hospital

Psychotic and not oriented to time, place or person on admission

Chronic undifferentiated

schizophrenia

19861

May

Kerrville State

Hospital

Incoherent”, “paranoidand “grandiose

Paranoia

19861

May

Waco Veterans

Hospital

Wife reports that he believed the devil was in the furniture and buried

furniture in the backyard  and then nailed the curtains shut.

Chronic undifferentiated

schizophrenia, paranoia; treated with antipsychotic meds

19861

July

Veterans

Administration

Medical Center, Tomah (WI)

Failing to comply with his medication regimen.  Threatening towards

his wife and kids.

Chronic undifferentiated

schizophrenia

19861

August

Cumberland

Memorial Hospital

(WI)

“patient has schizoid quality about him”; appears to be on the edge of

a psychotic break”.  Feels he is controlled by an unseen power.” “Patient has fears that the devil is after him.” “Hears Bob Dylan music

in his head.” “Suicidal thoughts.”  Patients expectation of

hospitalization is that he will be medicated so that he doesnt hear voices anymore.”

Depression, brain dysfunction,

delusions, auditory hallucinations

19861

September

Northern Pines

Unified Services

Center (WI)

Threatened suicide.

Depression, suicidal ideation

19861

September

Social Security

Administration

Deemed disabled and deserving of Social Security benefits as a result

of schizophrenia.  Prognosis would appear quite poor for the future

due to the longevity of his psychosis with little improvement

Chronic undifferentiated

schizophrenia, severe

19861

October

Starlite Village

Hospital

“I think what is outstanding here is that the patient is mentally ill, in

fact psychotic and most likely has been for years.” It is obvious that

he is delusional, that he shows incoherence of thinking”.

Schizophrenia

19861

October

Veterans

Administration

Medical Center, Kerrville

History of schizophrenia noted.

Schizoaffective disorder

19871

June

Veterans

Administration

Medical Center, Kerrville

 

Schizophrenia

19871

October

Veterans

Administration Medical Center, Kerrville

“Needs to be back on medications”

Chronic schizoaffective

disorder

19901

August

Kerrville State

Hospital

Involuntary, homicidal behavior. “Started using assumed name `Sgt.

Iron Horse’”. “patient believes that there is a plot against him in

Fredericksburg”; “probably had one psychotic break”

 

19912

July

Veterans

Administration

Medical Center, Kerrville

“manic-like level activity with poor insight” on admission; “speech was

rambling and there was a preoccupation with religion”. Positive history of hallucinations noted.”

Acute schizoaffective disorder


 

1Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

2Subsequent Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals