“He shouldn’t have been away; he should have been home,” Zalkind said.
D’Addio said that Scottish authorities, as well as the alleged victim and a witness in the case, have asked that Hilton be held without bail. He also questioned whether it was proper to release someone who suffers from the type of mental illness that Zalkind described, who has suffered from the illness since childhood, and who is accused of poisoning someone.
“Something more stringent than medication and therapy might be appropriate in this case,” D’Addio said, arguing that Hilton, perhaps, could be subjected to mandatory in-patient treatment rather than being released or held in a jail.
Boal took the matter under advisement.