A loyal reader has provided links to the latest on Dr. Arnold Smith, the Delta oncologist accused of hiring a hitman to kill attorney Lee Abraham for some reason. The hit man, Keira Byrd, was killed in a shootout. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Dr. Smith “has been confined at the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield since 2014, after a judge ruled him mentally incompetent for trial on capital murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges.” He has now filed suit against Attorney General Jim Hood and officials of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health claiming they’re illegally confining him to cover up how the alleged hit man died in April 2012.
At one time you could pull up videos on the internet of Dr. Smith recounting how every object in his house and/or office had been replaced by an identical thing. This is called a delusional misidentification syndrome.