Psychotic man who killed dog walker in woods received no mental health care in months before tragedy, inquiry told

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Four months earlier, he’d been visited by his GP after his father raised concerns about his mental health and Mr Johnstone had agreed to engage with psychiatric services. Mr Johnstone was later charged with murdering Mr Kinnis at Linkwood Farm, Barmuckity, Elgin, on October 21. Now a fatal accident inquiry is investigating the mental health response to Mr Johnstone during a two-day hearing at Elgin Sheriff Court. GP Dr Kerry Cattanach told the inquiry she visited Mr Johnstone at home after his family called her practice with concerns regarding his mental health. After her two-hour house call, on June 25 2019, she “urgently” referred Mr Johnstone to a specialist psychiatrist.
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