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Texas stabbing suspect had been committed for mental health

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 01:04

Police believe 21-year-old University of Texas student Kendrex White, who is facing murder charges for fatally stabbing one person and wounding three others on the campus in Austin, was suffering from mental health issues. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Police say 21-year-old Kendrex White was calm as he went on a stabbing spree at the University of Texas in Austin, Monday. White is now facing murder charges. They say he used a large hunting knife, killing freshmen Harrison Brown and wounding three others in a one-block area of campus. (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT OF UT AUSTIN, GREGORY L. FENVES, SAYING "Two of the victims were treated in local hospitals and released. And the third is still hospitalized." The motive is yet to be determined, but police have ruled out any sort of vendetta. (SOUNDBITE) AUSTIN POLICE CHIEF, BRIAN MANLEY, SAYING: "We have solid grounds and reason to believe the individual was suffering from mental health issues. He still needs to be held accountable and he is culpable for his actions. However, we know and have discovered that recently he was involuntarily committed in another city." The university is now open with an increased police presence, while the investigation continues.

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Texas stabbing suspect had been committed for mental health

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 01:04