Thursday, August 4, 2016

PTSD On Trial: Iraq Veteran Faces Murder Charges in Alabama

Keep in mind that we have millions of veterans with PTSD yet the majority are more of a danger to themselves than anyone else. These cases are in fact rare.
Attorney: Dothan murder suspect an Army veteran diagnosed with PTSD
Dothan Eagle
Matt Elofson
August 2, 2016

Steensland said his client is a disabled veteran of the U.S. military.

“It’s my understanding he’s 100 percent disabled, and diagnosed with PTSD,” Steensland said. “I believe he served a 15-month tour in Iraq, and served approximately eight years in the Army.”
A Dothan man who surrendered to police Monday night after being charged with murder hopes to be released from jail after a bail hearing next week.

Attorney John Steensland III said he formally requested a bail hearing for his 29-year-old client, Brandon Allen Ransom, during his first appearance of court on Tuesday.

Dothan police filed a felony warrant charging Ransom with murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Christopher “Chris” Bailey.
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