KSEE, CA, 18/08/2008
"... Banda's father says, without a doubt, his son should be punished for what he did, but asks that his mental state be considered before a decision is made.
Ignacio Banda: "When he was living here, a lot of the time, he would hear voices and the voices would tell him to do things."
Fernando Banda, Jorge’s brother: "It’s really scary because, like my dad said man, everybody knows, he wasn't right in the head."
Family members claim Jorge has been hearing voices for the last 5 to 6 years.
But some, including clinical psychologists, who have evaluated Banda, believe such voices may be caused by years of chronic meth use.
But his brother Fernando says the problems began much earlier.
Preston Phillips, KSEE 24 News: "You think its possible meth caused the voices?”
Fernando Banda: “No, even before, when he didn't know about that stuff, he started hearing things."
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