C C I wonder if they weren't brain fried on excitotoxic drugs as youngsters, Ritalin seems to as I understand it, an effect on the part of the brain that controls judgement i.e. right and wrong. Not excusing their actions, however I think there is a lot of blame to go around regarding the overdosing of our boys. There is not now or ever an excuse for their crimes but if my guess is right, then the shrinks have a lot to answer for. These drugs are pushed by the schools too lazy to work with rambunctious normal boys as it is, but when there are those with serious mental issues who are dosed with those poisons, why are we surprised?