Down­ward spi­ral

Otago Daily Times - - GENERAL -

Dec 2012: Sud­dens­Burgess starts liv­ing at Mount Cargill Trust af­ter fos­ter­home op­tions ex­hausted

Feb 2016 ­ Sept 2017: Be­hav­iour, fea­tur­ing weapons and vi­o­lence, results in 24 ‘‘in­ci­dent re­ports’’ at the trust

Jul 2017: Bran­dishes a knife in a restau­rant, pa­trons call po­lice

Sept 2017: Ar­rested for shoplift­ing and fails to give cor­rect name and con­tact de­tails. Held in po­lice cus­tody un­til they es­tab­lish iden­tity

Feb 2018: Robs liquor store, at­tacks two po­lice of­fi­cers

May 2018: Judge Do­minic Flat­ley finds Sud­dens­Burgess un­fit to stand trial, trans­ferred to medium­se­cure in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity psy­chi­atric unit at Wakari Hos­pi­tal from prison

Sept 2018: Judge Michael Turner makes him a spe­cial pa­tient and will spend up to seven years in psy­chi­atric care un­der that sta­tus

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