Nearly nine years after a just-discharged psychiatric patient murdered two people in Florida, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that the surviving children can sue the hospital that sent her home.

“One who takes charge of a third person whom he knows or should know to be likely to cause bodily harm to others if not controlled is under a duty to exercise reasonable care to control the third person to prevent him from doing such harm,” Judge Charlie Bethel wrote.

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