Who's ready for more heartbreaking Johnny Lewis news?
The 28-year-old actor, who authorities believe to be responsible for the murder of 81-year-old Catherine Davis and her cat, suffered a "psychotic break" earlier this year.
Family sources have revealed he was actually "mentally healthy" until he had a bad trip on an unmentioned drug. He became mentally unstable as a result and began self-medicating his condition with MORE drugs.
It's not clear exactly what his condition was, but it must have been pretty bad because doctors were never able to get him stable enough to make a proper diagnosis!
Even though his family is aware he would often "self-medicate", they do not believe his murderous behavior was triggered by drugs. Instead, they suspect he stopped taking the his prescription medication and simply became wildly unstable.
Until the El Lay coroner examines the body and performs a toxicology test though, it's all just speculation. This explanation sounds just as plausible as the PCP or meth theory, but it could just as easily be a combination of causes too.
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