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Monday, May 12, 2014

Evaluators’ missed deadlines are forcing release of mental patients

Doctors diagnosed Gregory Benson, of Kirkland, with schizophrenia after an episode of bizarre behavior that left his family worried and frightened. When an evaluator arrived late, Benson was released without treatment, leaving loved ones to wonder where he was.