'48 Hours' Questions Role Of Scientology In Murder, Scientologists Question CBS Ethics - 2006-11-02
On Saturday, "48 Hours" ran a story about the 2003 murder of Elli Perkins, a murder that her 28-year-old son Jeremy confessed to committing. Jeremy had been hallucinating and behaving erratically before his mother's death, but his parents, devout Scientologists, resisted giving him psychiatric treatment. As "48 Hours" notes, "[s]ome pro-Scientology materials declare that psychiatrists are not only useless, but evil - their medications nothing but poisons." The Perkins opted to medicate their son primarily with vitamins.