Chronic ethylism, mental disorders, homicide. Study presentation

AuthorCamelia Buhas - Gabriel Mihalache
PositionPhD. Head of papers, Faculty of Medicine, Oradea - PhD, University Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Oradea
PhD Camelia Buhas - head of papers,
Faculty of Medicine, Oradea
PhD Gabriel MihalacheUniversity Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine, Oradea
The study presents a recent homicidal case in which the forensic psychiatric
examination made after the felony was committed, invalidated a pre-existing
diagnosis which would have led to a lack of judgment. In fact, the murderer was a
chronic alcohol addict with behavior disorders, all of these on a medium
intellectual background. Anyway, he was not a schizophrenic, a diagnosis he was
given years before, more probably for a sort of social protection in his favor, so he
could be hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for chronicle mentally disordered
patients. This leads, once again, to the extraordinary importance and value of the
forensic psychiatric examination in the law field.
Key words: chronic ethylism, mental disorders, homicide
The following case proves once again 2 difficult aspects that are led to the
field of forensic medicine: framing one of the safety medical measures prevailed by
articles no. 113 and no. 114 Criminal Code and the alcohol consumption in
correlation with an already existing psychiatric disorder.
B.I.M, 22 years old, has a fight with his father, both under the influence of
alcohol consumption. During the fight, the son stabs the father with a knife several
times in the stomach area. Due to the wounds given by the sharp object, the father
dies. After the father’s death, realizing his murder, B.I.M drags his father all around
their courtyard and throws the dead body into a fountain in front of their house.
The neighbors call the police. The policemen arrive at the crime investigation place
and find the young man in his bad, sleeping. Just moments after he wakes up, the
young man tell the policemen that he is a mentally disordered person. He admits
that he was several times hospitalized in the Psychiatric Institution for Mental
Disordered Patients from Oradea and also at the Hospital from Nucet, where he got
the diagnosis of schizophrenia. More than that, he possesses a medical record that
proves the fact that he is a handicapped person with a schizophrenia diagnosis. He
is urgently taken and hospitalized in the Hospital from Stei and then, a week later, a
forensic psychiatric examination is made at the Psychiatric Institution for Mental
Disordered Persons from Oradea.
From the description of the lesions on the father’s dead body, we can
suppose the aggressor’s way of manifestation. The body presented numerous
bruises on the hairy areas of the head, on the face, arms, forearms and chest. The

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