NCR: Not Criminally Responsible: Introduction (01:45)
Sean Clifton is a mentally ill patient that committed a horrific act of violence. Det. Staff Sgt. Shawn White states that police often found Clifton acting in a bizarre manner in a public place.
Savage Attack (03:04)
White discusses the call that a woman was being stabbed in front of Walmart and the decision to send Clifton to the Brockville Mental health Center. Andy and Noella Bouvier describe the incident as a random act of violence. See interrogation footage of Clifton after the stabbing.
Brockville Mental Health Center (04:09)
Brockville is a forensic psychiatry unit. Clifton has a diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder and paranoid schizophrenia. Experts discuss his medication, response, disconnect, and daily rituals.
Julie Bouvier and Sean Clifton (03:44)
Bouvier had six stab wounds and two surgeries; her family supported her through everything. Mike Whalen discusses Clifton's obsessive compulsive behavior. Clifton discusses confronting his fears and overcoming his ritualistic behavior.
Reentering the Community (03:38)
Bouvier recalls seeing Clifton at his sanity hearing and feeling safe when he went to Brockville; she was upset when she learned he was going to be released. Experts discuss releasing patients from the psychiatric hospital.
Living in Brockville (03:10)
Clifton shares an apartment with another patient; taking medication is important for his stability. Janet Cooper monitors Clifton's medications and behavior. Bouvier reflects on her fear of Clifton.
Clifton's Progress (02:28)
Clifton has an undemanding job at a car wash. He discusses his love of language and the onset of his illness in 1993.
Annual Review Board Hearing (03:18)
Clifton meets with Dr. A.G. Ahmed before his hearing; he is applying for a change of status. Andy and Noella Bouvier attend the hearing.
Psychiatric Illness (02:17)
Clifton discusses the review board's denial of a conditional discharge and describes his mental state at the time of the stabbing. Cooper discusses Clifton's concerns.
Clifton's Remorse (02:55)
Clifton wants to apologize to the Bouvier family. Julie Bouvier and White wonder why Clifton attacked.
Clifton's Early Years (03:53)
Clifton describes his personality, being a victim of bullying, and his mother's behavior. Clifton has had no relationships with women since his one girlfriend in high school.
Motivated by Disease (02:51)
Ahmed states that Clifton harbored the delusion that women "had special hatred for him;" Bouvier represented the people that hated Clifton. Clifton sought help before he attacked Bouvier but was denied.
Clifton Stabs Bouvier (02:59)
Clifton discusses losing control the night he attacked Bouvier. Bouvier recalls sensing danger and Clifton attacking her.
Violent Urge (02:17)
Clifton felt cornered into "doing some kind of violent thing;" he did not consider trying to get away after stabbing Bouvier. White discusses the difference between a mentally ill person and a non-mentally ill person committing murder.
Clifton's Apology (03:45)
Bouvier reads the letter Clifton wrote, apologizing for his actions. Hear Andy and Julie Bouvier's responses.
Brockville Community (04:21)
Clifton is open about his illness with a stranger in a coffee shop. He wants to be a "regular guy" but does not want to forget about his "crazy past." See an update on Clifton and Bouvier.
Credits: NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (One-hour version) (01:09)
Credits: NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (One-hour version)
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