Another detail in the case of Alvaro Castillo. This time the reason of why he was being processed out of the National Guard…
Officials with the North Carolina National Guard said Thursday that Castillo entered the Guard as a recruit in 2004 and completed basic combat training in August 2005. He was never deployed and was being processed out of the guard after being determined to be medically disqualified for military service, according to the statement.
The Guard declined to comment on why Castillo was medically disqualified, citing confidentiality laws.
But according to court records released Thursday, Castillo was involuntarily committed to a state mental hospital on April 20 – the seventh anniversary of the Columbine attack – after he told his family he was going to kill himself with a shotgun.
Deputies took him into custody and “he stated that he was not going to go back into the Army and was going to kill himself,” an affidavit attached to the commitment order said.
Castillo was released from the hospital eight days later, according to court records.
I wonder what made him change his mind about The Guard. I mean besides the fact that he’s nuts. Anyway, that shoots my theory down about being released from The Guard as the trigger event.