02/20/2013 05:08 pm ET Updated Feb 20, 2013

Man Accused of Day Care Threats Needs Help, Not Jail, Family Says

Story by Erin Meyer, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A South Side man accused of threatening to burn down a day care center and kill the children inside is now sitting in the Cook County Jail — but his family said he needs help, not prison.

Keith King, 26, is autistic and normally well-mannered and sweet, his attorney said.

But at the time of the alleged threats, he wasn't taking his proper medication — and was still reeling from the closure of a mental health clinic where he was being treated, his family said.

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