Archive | July, 2018

Psychiatrist testifies man accused in father’s death is insane

31 Jul

A Colorado Springs man believed he was saving children from a “worldwide catastrophe” when he stabbed his father to death last year, a psychiatrist testified Thursday at a murder trial.

Jason Lee Stroud suffered from psychotic delusions that culminated in the May 3, 2010, slaying of 59-year-old Terry Lee Stroud, according to an assessment by Dr. Richard Pounds, a Pueblo psychiatrist who testified for the defense.

“My opinion is that he met the criteria for insanity required by the state,” he said.

Stroud, 33, was arrested the morning of the slaying after police followed a blood trail from where the elder Stroud lay in his bed, covered in stab wounds and with a large knife protruding from his face.

He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity — a plea that, if successful, could result in intensive treatment rather than a prison sentence.

Prosecutors, who rested their case Thursday, drew on witnesses who said they didn’t see anything unusual about Stroud’s behavior leading up to the attack. Others recounted Stroud’s previous use of methamphetamines, marijuana and painkillers.

The prosecution also showed a videotaped statement in which a fidgeting Stroud asks a Colorado Springs police detective if it is possible to request the death penalty. Stroud added, “I don’t care what happens to me. I just want to save the kids.”

The interview was conducted after Stroud tried to hang himself in a police holding cell.

Pounds, who examined Stroud at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, said he did not believe that drug or alcohol intoxication played a role, and that tests at the state hospital suggested Stroud wasn’t faking symptoms.

By the time Stroud consented to the police interview, Pounds said, he had calmed down because he fulfilled his quest to save children.

“It’s Mission Accomplished,” Pounds said. “If anything, it made me more confident in my opinion, as far as the behaviors I observed.”

Coco Stroud, the defendant’s estranged wife, told jurors that Stroud was “the nicest guy you would ever want to meet” until mental illness began to take over in 2007. He grew paranoid, believed that strangers wanted to harm him and suffered from panic attacks that once led him to flee a crowded department store.

She said she left Stroud in 2009 after he became convinced that she and her daughter were conspiring against him.

“I don’t think it was drugs or alcohol,” she said. “I think that’s when the bipolar started.”The trial is expected to last through next week.

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29 Jul

Let’s revisit the Tom Cruise/Oprah’s couch incident

29 Jul


It was one of the most-watched moments in the Internet’s relatively brief history. When Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch and declared his love for Katie Holmes, it was the daytime TV moment for a DVR, GIF-ready age.

But, as Amy Nicholson reports for L.A. Weekly, the moment we all thought we saw never happened. He never jumped up and down on the couch; he simply stood. The nitty-gritty of the infamous May 2005 Oprah appearance is but one revelation in her fascinating piece, How YouTube and Internet Journalism Destroyed Tom Cruise, Our Last Real Movie Star.
In the article, Nicholson explores how Tom Cruise went from the biggest movie star in the world to an Internet joke (who still manages to open films), with fascinating insight that attempts to explain the context behind the Oprah appearance (for example, that Cruise was playing to an audience that was quite different than bloggers), as well as larger points about that time period — it’s hard to believe all that media craziness was nine years ago.

As Nicholson points out, the Oprah Couch Incident happened at a time with a lot of rapid changes in entertainment culture — the launch of, the growth of TMZ, the inundation of camera phones making everyone paparazzi, etc. The piece is interesting from a How We Got Here angle, as well as its ability to shed some light on what publicity meant in the ’90s versus now — Nicholson also gets great scoop about how that infamous Matt Lauer/Tom Cruise interview came to be (never underestimate a good publicist).

For old times’ sake, watch the Cruise clip below, and then go read Nicholson’s full article:


Karen Fukutaki

29 Jul


29 Jul

Raymond M. Quinones

29 Jul


Raymond M. Quinones is a Psychologist based out of Pueblo, Colorado and his medical specialization is Psychologist. He practices in Pueblo, Colorado and has the professional credentials of PSY.D. The NPI Number for Raymond M. Quinones is 1134153869 and he holds a License No. 2256 (Colorado).

His current practice location address is 1600 W 24th St, , Pueblo, Colorado and he can be reached out via phone at 719-546-4910 and via fax at –. You can also correspond with Raymond M. Quinones through mail at his mailing address at 1600 W 24th St, , Pueblo, Colorado – 81003-1411 (mailing address contact number – 719-546-4910).

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Therapist Name Raymond M. Quinones
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