Adam Howe rejected by mental hospital before dying in custody


A Massachusetts mental hospital reportedly refused to take in a murder suspect accused of killing his own mother, sending the man to a jail where he later died in custody.

Adam Howe, charged with murdering his 69-year-old mother, Susan Howe, before setting her body ablaze on the front lawn of her $900,000 Cape Cod home on Friday, died by an apparent suicide Sunday evening after suffering a “medical emergency” in his cell at the Ash Street Jail in New Bedford, authorities said. 

In a statement released Monday, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said his office attempted to have the 34-year-old Howe placed at Bridgewater State Hospital. 

Bridgewater, run by the state Department of Correction, “refused to take Mr. Howe, saying they didn’t take Section 12 commitments,” O’Keefe’s office said in a statement obtained by Fox News…

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