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Psychiatrist says Stanley Majors was an untreated schizophrenic during shooting of neighbor

Posted at 6:10 PM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 04:56:21-05

TULSA, Okla. -- The defense built a case for schizophrenia in the Stanley Majors trial on Monday.

Their psychiatrist spent the entirety of the day on the stand saying Majors is not guilty by reason for insanity.

The chair of psychiatry at OSU took the stand. He reviewed police and medical reports, witness testimony, and hours of time with Majors to determine his mental state when Khalid Jabara was shot in August of 2016.

The doctor said he only supports the defense in 40 percent of cases, but in this case he finds Majors to have all the symptoms of schizophrenia. That includes hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized speech and behavior.

The psychiatrist also found the defendant abused alcohol and opioids and had other symptoms of various personality disorders like narcissism. Because of this, he believes Majors did not understand what he was doing when shooting Jabara, or the consequences of his actions.

The doctor said he learned in interviews that Majors suffered from abuse, molestation, and homelessness in childhood which could have triggered mental illness.

 

When speaking to Majors about the day of the shooting, he told the court the defendant was under the delusion the Jabara family was going to kill him because he's a homosexual.

 

During cross examination, prosecutors brought up how the psychiatry report is largely based on Majors testimony, and they brought up the potential of him lying in interviews. The doctor said other testimony supports his report, but that anything is possible.

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