CBS Connecticut

ESSEX, Vt. (CBS Hartford) – A mother has been hospitalized against her will for five weeks after a murder-suicide involving her teenage son and her estranged husband and now  claims her insurance company and she are being billed for treatment that isn’t wanted.

“I am not ill; I am simply a mother who is grieving the tragic loss of her young son,” Christina Schumacher told the Burlington Free Press this week. “No mother should ever have to experience this loss.”

Gunnar Schumacher, the woman’s son, was killed by his father, Ludwig “Sonny” Schumacher, who then committed suicide.  The couple separated in July and Sonny Schumacher was living in a rented apartment.

The 48-year-old woman was admitted to the psych ward at Fletcher Allen Health Care against her will the day after the bodies were found.  Christina Schumacher claims that the hospitalization was done without a judge’s review and she disputes…

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