Man acquitted of murder because of insanity escapes hospital

6/29/2022 7:45:00 AM

A Travis County jury in 2014 found Alexander Scott Ervin, who is autistic, not guilty of murder by reason of insanity in Ray Scott Ervin’s death.

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A Travis County jury in 2014 found Alexander Scott Ervin, who is autistic, not guilty of murder by reason of insanity in Ray Scott Ervin’s death.

A Travis County jury in 2014 found Alexander Scott Ervin, who is autistic, not guilty of murder by reason of insanity in Ray Scott Ervin’s death.

has escaped from a state hospital to which he was committed, authorities said Monday.Staff at the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon, near the Oklahoma border and 190 miles (306 kilometers) northwest of Dallas, advised police that Alexander Scott Ervin, 29, was found missing from the hospital

, the Vernon Police Department reported. A review of the hospital’s security video revealed that Ervin left his dormitory room about 9 p.m. Sunday and scaled the hospital’s 8-foot security fence before heading north on foot about 9:15 p.m.Ervin was to be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

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Staff at the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon, near the Oklahoma border and 190 miles (306 kilometers) northwest of Dallas, advised police that Alexander Scott Ervin, 29, was found missing from the hospital , the Vernon Police Department reported. A review of the hospital’s security video revealed that Ervin left his dormitory room about 9 p.m. “Here in Travis County, we will not criminalize personal health care decisions. Sunday and scaled the hospital’s 8-foot security fence before heading north on foot about 9:15 p.m. He has been named journalist of the year multiple times by both OutSmart Magazine and the FACE Awards.

Ervin was to be considered armed and dangerous, police said. Supreme Court’s ruling Friday threw out the constitutional right to an abortion. A Travis County jury in 2014 found Ervin, who is autistic, not guilty of murder by reason of insanity in Ray Scott Ervin’s death. Police and emergency medical personnel dispatched to the Ervins home in west Austin found the suspect calm and quiet by scratched, beaten, and covered in blood, the Austin American-Statesman reported . His brother, Maxwell Ervin, testified that his brother attacked their father with a pipe wrench and a folding knife, alleging that Ray Ervin was an imposter. Garza said threatening to prosecute women seeking abortion services will drive them to dangerous alternatives and lead to higher rates of maternal death. Alexander Ervin claimed to be a trained member of the CIA on a mission to kill his father, Maxwell Ervin testified.

Jurors deliberated for about 10 hours before acquitting the defendant. As recently as this April, a magistrate ordered Alexander Ervin’s commitment to continue at a state mental hospital. “Our communities are safer when women and families can make personal health care and reproductive decisions without the threat of interference from the state. DAILY NEWSLETTER All the news you need to know, every day By clicking Sign Up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the .