Lisa Caplan had bounced in and out of mental health facilities, moving back home with her 71-year-old mother after her latest psychiatric stay ended in May. Neighbors say Caplan behaved strangely, carrying a shovel around the neighborhood and knocking on doors at odd hours. Last week, according to police, she detoured into deadly violence.Caplan picked up a crossbow, shot her mother twice and went to bed, a police affidavit said. Authorities were called to the home for a welfare check two days later and found Sandra Barndt's body under a blanket, an arrow protruding from her head and neck area.Caplan's lawyer, Jon Ostroff, blames a "failed mental health system" for what he called a preventable death.
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