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Mental-health system criticized after slayings

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man who apparently killed his mother, brother, sister and a nephew and then turned his gun on himself had been failed by the mental-health system because it didn't provide him with adequate treatment, an aunt said.

Terry Lee Dennie was schizophrenic and may have quit taking his medications, said Louvenia Walton.

"This should never have happened," she told the Post-Tribune. "There were plenty of warning signs that should have prevented him from this."

"The system failed us. He needed help and didn't get it," she said.

Dennie, 20, shot his four relatives early Saturday and then took his own life. The victims ranged in age from 2 to 41.