A schizophrenic father who slit his 3-year-old son's throat and dumped his body down a mine shaft was found not guilty of murder because of mental incompetence and could soon be released, if doctors get their way.
In 2010, Aliya Zilic was ordered to be indefinitely held at a mental hospital for the 2008 killing of his son, Imran. He was found not guilty due to mental incompetence.
Zilic reportedly took his son through the outback of Australia before slitting his throat and killing him -- and claimed that his ex-wife was "working for the devil" and "possessed by demons," reported Daily Mail, citing The Advertiser.
"[Zilic] said Allah's name and dropped him in a shaft," prosecutor Jim Pearce said in court, Daily Mail reported.
Zilic's lawyer, Bronwen Waldron, said in court that his mental illness "obliterated any sense of what he had done and what he was doing."
Years after the killing, the Australian Supreme Court heard that Zilic's doctors were hoping to give him the chance to return to the outside world under a supervision order that would allow him 24 outings under the watch of two guards, as well as 24 others with another staff of supervisors.
Several readers called for the man to be sentenced to prison for his crime, dismissing the notion that he was mentally incompetent at the time.
"This happened in Australia and the two words were 'Mental Incompetence,'" one Mad World News reader commented on the site's Facebook page. "He avoided prison is in a mental health facility and is let out on 'day release'... that is still sick... not a very good judge... I'd fire him."
"These horrible people need to pay for their crimes," another wrote. "Murdering innocent child is so damn wrong and yet no punishment because they are damn muslims! If anyone else had done this they would be in jail and most likely end up in prison, why are these horrible people treated with kid gloves by the law and governments!! God says love your fellow man but I feel nothing but anger and hatred towards these people! I know that not all are evil but the good say or do nothing towards the evil ones."
"My anger over this is beyond description!!" commented another reader. "I just can't imagine how we got to this level of decadence nor how we continue to tolerate these kinds of despicable acts in a so called modern world......they need to be exterminated!!"