She'd had a lengthy history of drug abuse but it was her mental illnesses that the defense blamed for the murders.
‘Jessica was failed by the mental health profession, where she desperately sought help, but it was never given,’ Patricia Null, McCarty's mother, said. ‘Now we are all paying the price for that.’
McCarty’s treatment was a complete failure of the mental health system. McCarty sought mental help just days before she killed her children.
|The two fathers of McCartys children.|