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By Joe Robertson
Kansas City Star 

Mentally ill ending up in nursing homes

 


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This is the shining son, here on her phone, Clara Gamargo wants back.

They're laughing together in selfies he took barely a year ago — before that day he hurled her onto the gravel of their Hickman Mills driveway so hard that her lung collapsed.

Before she cowered in wait for the police, watching him leaning against her car with a cigarette as if nothing had happened in his mysterious world living with schizophrenia.

Marquis Gamargo — at age 24 — is now locked in a nursing home.

He's cast in a broken mental health system that increasingly relies on nursing ho...



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