Thanks Markps2. Very disturbing information and there’s so little info about what happened, whether they were under the constant care of a neurologist at the time, whether that neurologist had recently changed their settings, how they got access to a gun, etc, etc. Even worse, the original 2016 PR story about the surgery they were given in 2015, published in the hospital’s magazine, titled Create: http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/276703/Denver_DBS_Center_OCD_Article.pdf?t=1460067947382 The PR story makes no mention of where the device was implanted in their brains. And this part: “…Adapting the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System, a system commonly used for spine surgery, [Dr. David] VanSickle [of Littleton Adventist Hospital] is one of the first surgeouns in the world to perform robot-assisted Asleep DBS surgery, and now performs more of these than any other surgeon in the world. ‘With the robot, we gain higher levels of precision,’ he says. ‘And the more accurately we put hte electrodes in teh first time, the better… outcomes were always good, but the procdure has become more consistent, faster, much less expensive – more mundane really. Yet it’s highly underutilized as a therapy…’ The neurosurgeon’s cavalier comment brings up another important ethical issue: can a robot surgeon be held legally responsible for a botched surgery?