Aaron Ramsey to Receive Further Psychological Evaluation

Attorney for Wilton man who allegedly murdered his father last week requests that he be placed on suicide watch.

During a court appearance on Tuesday, the attorney for Aaron Ramsey — the man accused of with a wrench and then stabbing his body repeatedly — reportedly asked that his client receive further psychological evaluation and be placed on suicide watch.

According to a report in the Wilton Villager, Ramsey will also undergo a competency evaluation to determine whether he understands the .

Public defender Howard Ehring also asked that Ramsey receive , without going into details, according to the report.

In addition Ramsey has requested that he be transferred to another prison for inmates with mental health issues, while he awaits his next court appearance, according to a report in the Danbury News-Times.

Ramsey is being held on a $1 million bond.

wilton42 May 15, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Sounds like a last ditch effort to try and save the client from having to stand trial. You do not get to use the insanity defense if you were under the influence of a substance.
NewCanaanVoter May 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM
"You do not get to use the insanity defense if you were under the influence of a substance." Is that true? I know you can't use the insanity defense *because* you were voluntarily intoxicated, but I'm not aware of anything that would prevent you from using the insanity defense for crimes committed under the influence of a substance as long as you're not claiming it was the substance that caused the insanity. E.g. I don't know of anything to suggest that drinking a cup of coffee would disqualify someone from using the insanity defense, as long as they weren't claiming that it was caffeine that caused their insanity.
J. Taylor May 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM
You all are sick. Have some campassion here. Know one knows what happened.. was he on drugs, was it a mental episode? Until you know what the cause was keep your hurtful comments to yourself. This could happen to anyone and what you should be doing for your community is supporting them, not coming up with your own false conclusions. Leave the conclusions for the court, and as neighboors just support those around you!
wilton42 May 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I think it is a bit of a stretch to say this could happen to anyone. Any event in life is a product of certain choices that were made. People, without a history of mental illness, just do not suddenly go crazy and violently kill people out of the blue. At some point the defendant chose to start using drugs. From all the facts available, particularly the reports from the paramedics and description of his behavior, PCP intoxication seems like the best explanation for his actions. He used the drugs, he deserves much of the blame.
J. Taylor May 16, 2012 at 01:04 PM
" As with most other mental disorders, schizophrenia is not directly passed from one generation to another genetically, and there is no single cause for this illness. Rather, it is the result of a complex group of genetic, psychological, and environmental factors." MedicineNet.com. I'm not saying he shouldn't be blamed, but everyone should stick to the facts they know. There are living family members who need their neighbors support not aligations!
NewCanaanVoter May 16, 2012 at 07:41 PM
@wilton42 "From all the facts available, particularly the reports from the paramedics and description of his behavior, PCP intoxication seems like the best explanation for his actions." He was described as having 'pinhole pupils'. PCP makes your pupils dilated. You fail at basic logic.
fairfield newcomer May 16, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Everyone will be lucky if your picture goes up in courthouses around the county to insure you never get selected to serve on a jury.
fairfield newcomer May 16, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Please list your credentials when you are making these psychiatric evaluations without having interviewed the patient. Your christian compassion is moving.
Sandra Bem May 16, 2012 at 11:42 PM
You are all ignorant, the toxoicity report hasn't even been completed yet.. All of you "assuming" he was under the influence need a reality check. Look into the disorder of schizophrenia, you don't know anything about the human mind so keep your uneducated thoughts out of this case.
Janishafer May 17, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Do you even know the kid? How can you pass judgement without even knowing the facts. Ever think he did drugs to stop the voices.....ever heard of mental illness or in your mind does it not exist. From all accounts this boy was always smiling happy and very kind.
Janishafer May 17, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Annabelle May 17, 2012 at 02:13 AM
It is not fair to pass judgement on this individual when all the facts of the case haven't even be presented yet. How do you know he was on drugs at the time? How do you know he doesn't have a mental illness that caused this? Some of these comments left are so typical of Wilton parents, its disgusting. Wait for the facts before you pass your judgments.
Sandra Bem May 17, 2012 at 06:49 AM
wow, I cannot even fathom your ignorance...
the man May 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM
I listen to parents carry on about how cutting one dollar of school funding will destroy home prices, well if Wilton becomes known as a drug permissive school and parents and the schools look the other way to avoid a law suit or embarrassing a family who condone or supply then watch the home prices go down faster than the Hindenburg.. This is too big and important a problem to be swept under the rug. Two people have died and we do not know how many more are about to ruin their future.
Janishafer May 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM
He is wearing the jersey in support of his brother....unlike you, he knows what compassion is! You really don't know any of the details and should keep your opinion to yourself.
Janishafer May 17, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Do you really think drug use in any school is a new issue? Give me a break!
the man May 17, 2012 at 01:26 PM
So Jan-- You would just ignore it ?? Any solution or suggestions.
Elyse May 17, 2012 at 03:24 PM
None of us here have all the facts, so the most we can do is speculate. And even the news speculates far too much these days. Shows like "CSI" have half the population expecting instant answers, when in reality it takes a long time. If Aaron Ramsey has a mental illness, it will take time to determine and that is best left to the experts. If he's diagnosed as mentally ill, he may not be responsible for his actions, but he is ACCOUNTABLE for them and will be imprisoned accordingly.
Sandra Bem May 17, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Very well put Elyse. I'd also like to add that none of the users speaking negatively about Aaron Ramsey know the individual and his family. I find it very inappropriate and rather classless to attack his family, it is appalling. You are lacking information on the family and the Legistics of this case so stop sharing your feelings because no one cares about your opinions.
Lauren May 17, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I hope your perfect 18 year old child sees the horrid judgmental things you write on here. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Cee Taylor May 17, 2012 at 08:39 PM
I hope with this much to say about Aaron that you people actually know him. I think you should hold your opinions in your head where they belong. You can't begin to imagine his pain, nor that of his family. You think his grieving mother and brother don't see this smut and feel even worse? Leave this family alone they don't deserve your judgement after all they've been through. You really should be ashamed of your gossip.
Cee Taylor May 17, 2012 at 08:42 PM
How DARE you? What gives you the right?!
Cee Taylor May 17, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Amen, Sandra. If any of those haters knew this family they'd have a lot more care and compassion for their situation. EVERY - SINGLE - ONE. Mike, Aaron, Ms. Ramsey; extended, friends. By removing yourself from the situation you make yourself completely closed to compassion. These people are in an extraordinary amount of pain. Have a little sympathy rather than calling a kid whose life is destroyed a 'sicko'. People judging - put yourself in his position. or his mother's. or his brother's - before you speak their names.
Janishafer May 17, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Not sure of an answer... what I do know is this...when a mental health and or drug issue exists it is nearly impossible to find an immediate solution to address the issues. If you are able to find a facility the moment an issue arises you are most certainly not able to get your insurance company to agree that a problem exists. I suppose if you are a wealthy Wiltonite you can get anything done, however not everyone in Wilton is wealthy and must rely on the insurance to make the decision for you. I suppose the schools should have a no tolerance policy and point a parent in a direction where they can in fact find the help a child needs.
Sandra Bem May 17, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Yes agreed, These people don't even deserve to be acknowledged because ignorance opens no doors for knowledge. Mental illness does not discriminate, it could have easily been someone close to them. More respect is well deserved to the victims in this tragedy, it is hard enough dealing with it.
Sandra Bem May 17, 2012 at 09:18 PM
It is honestly sad that you are this benighted, you have an 18 year old? I'm no mathematician but you should be old enough to know what respect is, sitting behind your computer calling this young man names makes you no better of a person. I'd like to reiterate, you really should be ashamed of yourself... you are setting a bad example of how a human being should act. and p.s. you are most definitely not from wilton, because if you were you would be a lot more educated, respectful, and well spoken. I am at minimum 15 years younger than you and have neglected to make myself into a radical fool on this page.
Sandra Bem May 17, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Yes, where is your M.D from?
Sandra Bem May 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM
It is highly, highly, unlikely you would even have the opportunity to be the judge considering you need an education of some sort, to start, and then years of experience in the legal system. Have more respect for the victims at hand and the legal system as a whole, you will never be of any decision making for the justice system, that would require many characteristics you lack. I pity you and your ignorance, you're a sad sad woman Marie.
Mike A. May 19, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Dear fellow commentators. Marie LaRose could not be further than the truth, and while her ignorant hurtful comments are certainly cause for outrage, I'm asking you to let this pathetically misinformed woman spew her words, for in time, she shall realize how misinformed she definitely is. This lady clearly is uneducated about current social issues, grossly misinformed about Aarons' situation and obviously an ignorant individual not worthy of your time. One day her bubble will burst, but until then please continue to comment with out considering her posts, as it is lowering the intellectual level of the discussion at hand. Let her march to the beat of her own drum right over a cliff, but don't let her drag you down too. Just pretend she doesn't exist when making your comments, and rack her opinions up to be about the same level as someone claiming Jerry Springer and the WWE are live events with out script... We have to understand that some peoples processing skills are as weak as Aaron happened to be mentally insane.
madeleine budge May 20, 2012 at 02:22 PM
marie, your home may be worth 2.2 million, but what is the value of your character? your intellect? your humanity? your soul? you sicken me.


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