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Peter Braunstein‘s father is coming to his son’s defense. Alberto Braunstein, who runs a gallery in Manhattan, told ABCnews.com:

“Jail has been his ruination. He had such a bright future, but everything fell apart when all of this happened with Jane [Larkworthy, the ex-girlfriend of Peter Braunstein].”

That’s gotta make Jane feel super. After expressing a belief that his son suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and lumping him in the same category as Va. Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho, the elder Braunstein attacked society in general:

“Mental illness is swept under the rug in this country,” he said. “It costs $700 to $800 a day to keep someone in an institution and $89 a day to keep them in jail. That’s where the priorities are in this society.”

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