Drug user stabs brother and says to mother, ‘I hope he dies’ after being rejected by mental health institution
Drug user stabs his brother and says to his mother ‘I hope he dies’ after being expelled from mental health facility
- Corey Wood, 22, of Warrnambool, Victoria attended South West Healthcare
- He was expelled from the hospital and staff told Wood to return the next day
- Instead, he went home on October 15, 2018 and stabbed his brother in the chest
- Wood also grabbed the family dog by the throat and threatened to kill the animal
A young drug user stabbed his older brother in the chest and threatened to kill the family dog after being expelled from a mental institution.
Corey Wood, 22, of Warrnambool, Victoria went to South West Healthcare on October 15, 2018 for a mental health assessment, but was told to return the following day.
Instead, he went home and stabbed his brother with a 12 inch knife before grabbing the dog by the throat and threatened to kill him because he believed the pair was conspiring against him.
“You stabbed your brother and it looks like he’s going to die,” Wood’s mother told him after the attack.
Wood replied, “I hope so.”
Corey Wood, 22, of Warrnambool, Victoria went to South West Healthcare (pictured) on October 15, 2018 for a mental health assessment, but was told to return the following day
The brother was left blue, gasped, and went in and out of consciousness, but survived after emergency surgery.
Wood pleaded guilty to violations, including aggravated burglary, and recklessly caused serious injury and assault.
He was mentally unwell and on drugs, accusing his brother of conspiring with the dog against him before starting a two-knife attack.
After being arrested and taken to local police cells, Wood beat up another prisoner.
Turning down South West Healthcare was “a particularly sad scenario” with significant ramifications, Wood’s attorney-at-law attorney Morgan Adams told County Court of Victoria on Tuesday.
Instead, he went home and stabbed his brother with a 12 inch knife before grabbing the dog by the throat and threatened to kill him believing the pair was conspiring against him (stock image)
A magistrate had ordered the young man to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after being released on bail for other offenses.
“Unfortunately, he was expelled and told to come back the next day,” said Mr. Adams.
The accident ended in an investigation, and magistrates stopped making such orders, the lawyer added.
Wood spent 334 days in custody before being taken to a rehabilitation center.
He now understood that drug use was extremely harmful to his mental health, Mr. Adams said.
Judge Gerard Mullaly indicated that he was willing to sentence Wood to the time already served, followed by a strict community correction.
He will be sentenced on July 1.