I now realize that a whole lot of Canadians are afflicted with this ailment but they don't know it. What a great way for politically correct Canada to find the politically correct language to make excuses for many of her rotten citizens! How strange that the "developmentally delayed" have developed the mental capacity to cheat banking programs like the guy in this particular case was prone to do, isn't it?
Liam Casey and Alyshah Hasham writing at TorontoStar:
...For nearly three months John Michael Siscoe confined and tortured his lover’s husband in a Toronto apartment.
When the man was not kept in a tiny bloodstained closet, Siscoe beat him with broomsticks and hammers, poured lighter fluid all over his body and set it alight, cut him with razor blades, stuck him with pins, viciously sexually assaulted him and threatened to kill both him and his parents.
Often the man’s wife, then pregnant with Siscoe’s child, watched. The woman, who like both her husband and Siscoe is developmentally delayed, was sentenced to eight years in prison in May.
By the end, the man was so battered and broken that if the police hadn’t found him on Jan. 19, 2010, he would be dead, said Justice John McMahon.
On Friday McMahon declared Siscoe a dangerous offender and sentenced him to indefinite incarceration. McMahon called him a “sick and deviant individual” capable of “human depravity of such a nature that it shocks the conscience.”...........
..........Siscoe has been diagnosed with “significant psychopathic personality traits,” a “rape preference” and anti-social personality disorder, which includes aggressive behaviour, excessive lying, manipulating others for pleasure and profit and lack of remorse. He also has a substance dependence disorder related to alcohol and cocaine.
He was already damaged when he was born in Halifax on April 30, 1971, weighing just 3 pounds, 9 ounces because of fetal malnutrition. “He was doomed to failure from day one,” said his lawyer Victoria Tucci during the hearing.
His birth mother rejected him from the beginning, trapping the hyperactive toddler in an overturned crib so he couldn’t explore. By the age of 3 and a half he had already been beaten and whipped with a belt by one of his foster fathers. A doctor noted at the time that the abused and battered child would likely have “longstanding emotional repercussions.”
When he was adopted by a couple in Montréal, the little boy could barely walk and could only speak two words. It took his adoptive parents months to break him of his habit of searching through garbage cans for food.
He showed little emotion, except for hatred, especially toward women...............
...........He supported his cocaine binging — a $180- to $400-per-day habit — by ATM fraud. On several occasions throughout his life, Siscoe was hospitalized after trying to kill himself, usually through cocaine overdose....