Denton County Murder Case Exposes Lack of Mental Health Resources Statewide | Crime

At the Denton County Courthouse building on December 9, a hearing was held to consider whether the county sheriff and state hospital executives should be held in contempt after defying court orders to transport a man incarcerated to a mental health facility. But evidently, this man’s case is one of thousands where inmates are not receiving the treatment they need.

At the Denton County Jail, Ronald Singer, a 37-year-old Carrollton man who is accused of killing his ex-wife on March 3, 2021, and harassing public servants later that year, has been waiting for transportation. to a hospital for the mentally ill. Health services. Months have passed since the court found him incompetent to stand trial.

Obstacles from the start

The commission’s testimony

Sheriff’s testimony

remain unresolved

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