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Family Says WeHo Stabbing Suspect Suffers from Mental Illness

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As authorities look into why a woman stabbed four people inside a West Hollywood Target store yesterday afternoon, her family has stepped forward saying she suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, according to the LA Times.

"I've been trying to get her institutionalized for years, and the mental hospitals just keep releasing her. She's been in and out of them since she was 16," said Layla Rosetta Trawick's mother to KABC.

During the attack, 35-year-old Trawick of Antioch apparently was screaming "I'm bipolar. There's no witness protection program" as she used two knives to stab four people, leaving one in critical condition.

Previously: Woman Stabs 4 at Target in West Hollywood, Off-Duty Sheriff Makes the Arrest

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