In 2018, a man named Thomas Chan fatally stabbed his father while under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms in Vancouver, Canada. Chan was subsequently charged with second-degree murder, but in September 2021, the charges against him were dropped due to concerns about his mental state at the time of the crime.
According to the article, Chan had a history of mental health issues and had reportedly been experiencing symptoms of psychosis leading up to the incident. He had also consumed a significant amount of mushrooms, which can cause hallucinations, paranoia, and other symptoms.
After the stabbing, Chan was taken into custody and evaluated by mental health professionals. His lawyers argued that he was not criminally responsible for the crime, given his mental state and the influence of the drugs.
Ultimately, a judge agreed to drop the charges against Chan, citing concerns about his mental state and the fact that he was not fully aware of his actions at the time of the crime. However, the judge also ordered that Chan be placed under a supervision order, which will require him to undergo treatment and counseling to address his mental health issues and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.