Long Island Man Who Beheaded His Mother Was Off His Medication

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Pat Ward, the SUNY Farmingdale professor who was beheaded by her son Derek on Tuesday, had been working to get him back on the psychiatric medicine he needed when the gruesome murder occurred. According to Ward’s brother, Reverend Robert Lubrano, they had struggled to find a doctor who accepted Medicaid and could prescribe the anti-psychotic meds Derek needed, but had arranged a psychiatric visit for Friday.