I think HE should be held responsible in some way - SORRY. He KNEW SHE WAS ILL FOR YEARS. HE HAD TO. He chose to ignore it - knock her up again, yea that will make it go away. Good Idea, Buddy.
My sister is Bi-Polar. When she has an episode, she is NOT THE SAME PERSON I KNOW. She sees things, hears things, is paranoid, rambles about stuff you can't even make heads or tails out of, gets physically sick. YOU KNOW SHE'S HAVING AN EPISODE - IT'S OBVIOUS. And its very hard and frustrating to deal with as a family member (believe me - scary as hell), but mentally ill people need support! THIS WOMAN GOT NO SUPPORT!
If the husband didn't know, he's a freaking moron. I can't see how he could not know - it's his wife for crissakes. Shame on him for ignoring it. Fortunately, my sister is on the other end of the scale - "did I hurt someone?!?! please tell me I didn't!!!", etc.... she gets scared that she did something she can't remember and freaks out that way. I keep close tabs on my sister to make sure SHE is okay, and to make sure she doesn't DO something to herself or someone else (if you knew her, you would know she would never hurt a flea, but YOU DON'T KNOW WITH MENTAL ILLNESS).
Luckily, my sister is adamant about taking her meds and going to the doctor for her thyroid (another wonderfuly medical condition contributing to her illness). Unfortunately, she's seasonal, and every spring and fall..... episode. I am happy to report, the last one she had (this past fall), she handled it without having to be hospitalized for the first time in 6 years! THIS IS HUGE FOR SOMEONE W/MENTAL ILLNESS. But the only reason she got thru is because she had MY FAMILY TO HELP HER!
He knew and HE ALLOWED IT TO ESCALATE to the point where she killed her and HIS CHILDREN - who is sicker? Him or the wife? You cannot tell me he didn't know. Oh, yea, normal people walk around in tiny circles talking to themselves and ripping their hair out EVERY DAY.
what a jackass.