September 23, 2011

Dennis Markuze Has Psychiatric Diagnosis and is Receiving Treatment

Remember Dennis Markuze (aka, David Mabus)? Of course you do! A portion of the results from his court-ordered psychological evaluation are in, and I am seeing reports that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, as well as alcohol and substance abuse. Evidently, he is now in some sort of treatment center and will have another court date on December 2.

Until additional details are released, we can only guess at the rest of the findings. My best guess, based on the limited information which has emerged so far and my familiarity with how these things work in the U.S., is that the court determined that Markuze was not competent to stand trial and is now having him treated in an effort to restore competence.