Man who beheaded mother goes missing from mental institution

Man who beheaded mother goes missing from mental institution
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A 54-year-old man who beheaded his mother in 2010 has gone missing from a mental health institution in Toronto. Local police have warned residents to call 911 if they see him.

Thomas Brailsford was given a day pass from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and is now "unlawfully at large," Canada's Sun News reports. Brailsford was last seen at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

Brailsford was charged with first-degree murder for beheading his mother, 78-year-old Barbara Starkey-Brailsford, in 2010, but he was found "not criminally responsible" and was sent to CAMH in 2011. For more on Brailsford, check out the Sun News report below. --Meghan DeMaria

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