Not surprisingly Bruco Eastwood, the triggerman at 2010’s shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, Colorado, has been ordered to the state psychiatric hospital in Pueblo.
By all reports Eastwood seemed sane at the hearing even going as far to apologize for his actions.
“Mea culpa,” he said in front of the packed courtroom. “I apologize on my behalf. The words can’t express how remorseful I am about my reactions to my mental illness. I am sorry.”
“I have lost a lot more than my dignity and respect. I have lost a lot of forgoing perspective into my life. I’ve lost everything,” he added.
Personally I have no doubt that Eastwood was in fact insane at the time of the shooting and I also had no problem that he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. What I do have a concern about, as I’ve mentioned before, if his treatment is successful and he’s released to the public is anyone going to be keeping track of him to make sure he’s maintaining his treatment? Or are we just delaying a repeat of his actions in a few years?