Los Angeles – The family of Nicole Linton, a driver charged with killing five people and an unborn child in a crash in Windsor Hills in August, has released a voice through a new website designed to share Linton’s story. and advocates for raising awareness of mental health.
Camille Linton, one of Nicole Linton’s older sisters, recently launched a website called Nicole’s Story. We detail her sister’s mental health struggles. It describes what happened on the day of the crash from a family perspective.
“I am writing this post because I want to raise awareness about mental health issues and how our society treats mental illness,” wrote Camille Linton. of [Aug.] The fourth day was not on purpose, it was a tragic accident. Too many individuals and families in this country suffer from having to experience, diagnose and treat mental illness on their own. As a society, we have seen that we are not doing enough and that can have tragic consequences. it has to change. ”
On that site, Camille Linton says her sister has suffered a manic episode dating back to 2018. According to her sister, Nicole Linton was arrested in Houston in May of that year, but she did not elaborate on why.During the arrest, Camille said her sister was unstable and had He says he was in a catatonic state at that point.
Attorneys for Nicole Linton are seeking a neurological and psychiatric evaluation, saying she may have been unconscious or in a similar state of stress at the time of the incident. Court records last week showed that Nicole Linton’s Mercedes reached speeds of 130 mph and the car accelerated seconds before the crash. Camille Linton tells FOX 11’s Susan Hirasuna that the defense is contesting data obtained from her recorder on the car.
“My greatest fear is that the horrific nature of the accident will draw people inside and outside the courtroom to the evidence that is likely to emerge in this case to show that this was a truly tragic accident and what Nicole’s fate will be. It’s about blinding them. It’s decided by public misconceptions about her, not by facts or the law,” Camille Linton told FOX 11.
Ashley Ryan, 23, was killed in the crash along with her nearly one-year-old son Alonzo Quintero, unborn child Armani Lester, boyfriend and Armani’s father Ryan Lester, Natesha Lewis, 43, and Lynette Noble. died. .