Woman killed at U.S. Capitol was delusional, needed mental health services
It's really great that she didn't go out and buy an assault rifle and try to kill other people, is my first thought.
The woman who was shot dead by police after trying to breach a barrier outside the White House and lead a car chase near the U.S. Capitol believed President Barack Obama was electronically monitoring her, ABC News reported Friday.
Anonymous sources told ABC News that suspect Miriam Carey, 34, thought the president was electronically monitoring her Stamford, Conn. home to broadcast her life on television. Carey also believed she was the "prophet of Stamford" with the ability to communicate with Obama, the sources said.
Carey's boyfriend, Eric Francis, called Connecticut police twice in 2012 to report that Carey was acting irrationally and putting her toddler in danger, the sources said.
Carey's 1-year-old daughter was travelling with her when she led police on the chase in Washington on Thursday. Carey's mother, Isabella Carey, told ABC News that Carey suffered from post-partum depression after having her daughter last August.
Carey also had a family history of schizophrenia and was taking medication for a mental illness, the sources said. When Francis called police on Dec. 21, he reported that his girlfriend was "off her medication" and acting erratically, according to ABC News.