Clackamas County Judge Robert Herndon ruled Tuesday that Joshua Lee Webb (see photo) was found guilty of the murder by reason of insanity, something which he qualified for on the basis of diagnoses of two psychiatrists who said he suffered from schizophrenia and psychosis.
(Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)
A schizophrenic man who walked into a supermarket on mother’s day with his own mother decapitated head was found guilty of murder by reason of insanity, and sent to a mental hospital Tuesday.
Prosecutors said that on May 14, 2017, Sarah Morris, White went to visit her mother, Tina Webb, at her home in Colton, Oregon. When they were in the house with her children, she found her mother’s headless corpse on the floor, and the dog is dead of apparent stab wounds.
At about the same time in the nearby city of Estacada, authorities were called to a supermarket to a man, who allegedly was seen with a knife and a severed head. The man, Joshua Lee Webb, also put out a worker, while in the store.
According to the court documents, while in the hospital, but Webb was in a catatonic state” for hours, and at a given moment he said: “I had a nice nap.”
The 37-year-old eventually confessed to killing his dog, and his mother, and admitted to the assault on the store employee, according to the court documents.
Clackamas County Judge Robert Herndon ruled Tuesday that Webb was guilty of the murder by reason of insanity, something which he qualified for on the basis of diagnoses of two psychiatrists who said he suffered from schizophrenia and psychosis.
The court noted that Webb still hears voices, despite a year on antipsychotics.
Webb was committed to a psychiatric hospital, where he will stay instead of prison time.
Under the legislation of a member state, Webb will be reviewed within a period of 90 days, and then at least every two years, to see if his mental condition has improved enough to be released — a decision that must be completed by a member of the psychiatry review board, after a hearing.
Even if Webb is released, he will be under the control of the state of Criminal Psychiatric Review Board for life, said John Wentworth, a senior deputy district attorney.
Webb reportedly was “doing weird things” for the attack.
According to the court documents, his mother, told her daughter, Morris White, that Webb was already doing weird things the last time,” and was losing his mind.”
His father said that he had seemed depressed, but had improved.
He is also worried about himself — he was involved could hurt someone, Webb voluntarily turned in his weapons to the police.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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