Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Killing in Utah

The New York Times had this piece and is related to my previous post: Vietnam veteran’s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder rips family apart.

This piece is about Lance Cpl. Walter Rollo Smith, who was “profoundly shaken by his experiences in Iraq.” He returned from Iraq, and “disintegrated psychologically and ultimately killed his girlfriend and the mother of his twin children.”

Read the article here.

This is part of a series about of articles and multimedia “about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have committed killings, or been charged with them, after coming home.”

Part I: Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles.

Part II: An Iraq Veteran’s Descent; a Prosecutor’s Choice

About Sandeep Junnarkar

Sandeep Junnarkar is the founder and editorial director of Family Lives Behind Bars.