“a high unlike any other"
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bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
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This story was ripped from the headlines. I neither added to nor subtracted from the truth (as reported). I merely adapted this to the commaful format. I hope this cause thought, discussion, and outrage.

“a high unlike any other"

by bernardtwindwil

On Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:23 a.m.,

APD received a 9-1-1 call from a female stating that she had been stabbed numerous times. The female and a male were sitting on the curb enjoying the morning

that same morning

in the 4400 block of Speedway when the male left to use the restroom. The female remained on the curb, dozed off and woke up to a female stabbing her.

The emergency room...

She was transported to University Medical Center at Brackenridge Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The suspect is described as:

The BOLO

• White female • Dark brown or black hair • Curly or wavy hair She was last seen wearing all dark or black clothing.    Anyone with information about this case call the police......

The victim...

The victim, a labor and delivery nurse at a local hospital, was stabbed 21 times. She survived after multiple blood transfusions and treatment for a collapsed lung.

Little evidence...

Aside from a vague description of the perpetrator ― a woman with “dark brown or black hair” ― the only clue found at the crime scene was a blood-splattered gold ring.

The perpetrator...

Moen, had a history of drug abuse and “psychological issues,” walked to a nearby Austin park Nov. 14, 2015, where she stabbed the 23-year-old RN

Her friends described her as.....

“She was a very sweet girl, she seemed to be introverted and shy at times, but overall she was very sweet and creative,”

Her diary entry for that day....

“I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today technically yesterday since it’s 1 a.m. It was absolutely fantastic. Murder gives me a high unlike any other.

continued.......

It feels like this crisp unreality, flashing and sparkling, adrenaline and shock, fight or flight mode. How do I even go about describing it.

continued.......

The whole thing was unreal. I’m so proud of myself. I stabbed her like 20 times. Maybe more. I wasn’t counting. She screamed and grabbed at me,

continued.......

aying ‘What the fuck?! Help. Leave.’ … For now, I should explain why. Other than the fact that I’m a homicidal psychopath.

continued.......

I have a deep hatred towards people right now. … Yesterday I lost my other gold ring I’ve worn all my life on a chain around my neck

continued.......

as it was ripped off by a girl I was murdering. Fate is weird.”

The sentence....

Moen, who faced a maximum of 20 years behind bars, agreed to plead guilty to the attempted murder charge, in exchange for the 15-year prison sentence, according to district attorney.

The victim's statement...

“I am glad the defendant stabbed her rather than a child, an elderly person or someone who could not defend themselves."

The point....

We must stop treating substance abuse and mental illness with imprisonment. It is cruel and absolutely medieval.

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7 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil i had no idea your ssystem was so harsh we only lock up people who are of harm to themselves or others or a dealer in death with needs to be stopped anyway

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
@michaelschulze If a crime is commited then imprisonment is appropriate. In my home stae of California we used to have state mental hospitals specifically for treatment of criminals with psychiatric isssues. We also had psychiatric hospitals speciifically for the treatment of young people. All drug abuse cases were sent to these. Ronald Reagan closed them all when he was Governor in the 1960s. There are still a few locked facilities scattered through the country but they cost upm to $1.5 million for a two year program. I think a lot of crimes can be prevented by early treatment.

7 months agoReply
I like this story but don't necessarily agree with the last statement so people need to be locked away and treated for thair adiction not only for our safety but also for thair sake

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7 months agoReply
Shocking. But deep!!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
@LostInMyDreams Thank you for commenting. I am available by PM if you need to talk. I have spent nearly fifty years as an RN.

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7 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil I read about the history of psychology and you are right they didn't know what to do. And years later it's inpatient stays in mental hospitals. Which I've seen little progress in the people's conditions who do go. And you are absolutely correct about the cost. If you aren't on a government healthcare plan, or rich you literally cannot afford to have an illness if this kind. The meds are inexpensive at times, but most people seriously need therapy. And that does not come cheap. So you are left with people who are bandaged and not healed. I'm glad to know that you have these feelings about this topic. It's always good to discuss it with someone who actually knows the reality of mental health issues.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
@LostInMyDreams You are looking forward in life saying "What can we do?". I look back and say, "How did we fail?". I was born with the genetic blessing to have brain chemistry that makes it impossible for me to suffer anything more than minor depression. I laugh at everything in life except for psychiatric and personality disorders. n 40 years ago my eldest son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I learned more that I ever wanted to about depression and substance abuse. I carried this into my clinical life. The physicians I encounter had no idea how to treat these disorders and did not want to learn. It is easier and cheaper to throw them in jail. Which now substitutes for mental health facilities. It will take higher taxes on all of us to accomplish anything. At one time we paid $2000.00 a month for my son's psychiatric care. We could not afford it but we did. Nothing will improve in this country until we take it back from the "Bullionaires' Boys Club."

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7 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Wow! Many people are truly not understanding that substance abuse and mental health issues are illnesses. There really is something going on inside of the people who suffer from these types of illnesses. It's not as simple as most people believe. Unless you personally suffer from a mental health or substance abuse issues, or work closely with someone who does, then you don't get it. Unfortunately, most health professionals don't really get it either. I know I wouldn't want to be the victim, but the girl is a victim of substance abuse also. Who was there to intervene when she began her journey with drugs? Who is really trying to get her dealer(s) off the street? This is a sad situation, but something has to be done. We all have a part to play. It is 2017. I'm sure we all know someone suffering from an illness like one of these. It is time to be more aware of how someone else is doing besides ourselves. We are so focused on our goals and life, until something disturbing happens to throw us off course. I believe a great deal of these tragedies can be avoided if more people would start to turn towards the people who are suffering opposed to turning away. Great awareness post. Sorry for the rant lol!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
@penny @forestlily @bob @vip @pluxo All I did was edit. I first saw this on the local TV news. I then found several other sources. Here is the link to the Austin Statesman News. http://www.statesman.com/...

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7 months agoReply
is this true??