Her having a mental illness was not used as a defense in her case. Saying ''well nobody of a sound mind would go around accusing men of rape'' is not an argument for her being spared prison for her crimes.
Most people do not commit horrific crimes like murder or rape. You cannot excuse those that do just by applying the logic that they must be mentally ill - especially if there is to evidence to suggest as such.
A lot of people have terrible childhoods and traumatic experiences. It's not a excuse for actively trying to ruin other peoples lives.
it probably is the case that prison is a waste of time for someone like this. but prisons are full of people who are mentally ill, aren't they?
and now we will have the chest beating for the falsely accused (and i am sure it is shit for them), as though this was a problem equivalent to the endless numbers of those who are raped and receive no justice.
No - saying that one person might have done something because she has mental health problems is in no way saying all people with mental health problems do awful things!
We can have no idea what made her do this. Imo it is highly likely that she has had a rotten life and has mental health problems. I'm allowed to say that. I'm not saying that there can be no other explanation.