Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 9:15 a.m.
Shhhh. He's getting a message from a ghost.
Jesus Contreras is mad.
In October 2003, Contreras admitted guilt for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily injury to his mother and aunt, won a four-year prison sentence but found himself shipped to a mental hospital for an extra year because Orange County prosecutors believe he remains a crazed danger to the public.
Contreras, 28, has appealed the bonus incarceration, claiming he's served his time and is ready, no joke, to get back to selling illegal drugs for his street gang.
But according to Dr. Meerabai Mohapatra, the staff psychiatrist at Patton State Hospital, Contreras suffers from schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder and polysubstance dependency that triggers delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thought process, poor impulse control and aggressive criminal behavior.
Among Mohapatra's observations about Contreras:
--Refuses to eat because he believes he can't swallow;
--Carries on long conversations with non-existent people;
--Believes his tattoos will eventually cause his arms and legs to fall off;
--Hears commands to hurt people from ghosts and spirits;
--Claims he was lobotomized with an ice pick and hears echoes through the hole in his head
--Thinks prison nurses want to break off his penis.
It took a three-member panel--Justices Kathleen E. O'Leary, William F. Rylaarsdam and Raymond J. Ikola--at the Santa Ana-based California Court of Appeal all of seven pages this week to reject Contreras' complaint and uphold his trip to the funny farm.
What's in the water supply around here? Do you remember THIS GUY
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly