A verdict on violence – Raleigh News & Observer

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on one thing regarding Alvaro Castillo, the 22-year-old man who will serve a life term for the murder of his father and other crimes: he is mentally ill, and seriously so. Castillo’s story played out in dramatic fashion in a Hillsborough courtroom last week, but in the end, the jury seemed to reach the inevitable verdict in finding him guilty.