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Treatment too late

Reny Cabral
PSYCHOSIS: Rosa Cabral in May accompanies her son, Reny Cabral, 23, on his first shopping trip since becoming paralyzed in January. Last fall Reny began showing symptoms of an emerging psychotic illness. After a 10-hour stay at a county psychiatric facility in January, he was released and later attacked his girlfriend, holding a knife to her throat and choking her until she lost consciousness. As soon as the sheriff’s deputies arrived, any chance of Reny getting proper mental health treatment dissolved. Audio Slide Show
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

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