A college student has been charged with murdering the psychiatrist who had him committed to a mental health institution.
Christopher Frick, 21, confessed that he broke into the home of Dr. Caroline Ekong at 4am last Wednesday and stabbed her to death – three years after she ordered him placed him into a facility.
After he admitted to killing her, officers found a journal belonging to Frick that revealed he had been plotting to kill Ekong for at least the past year, they said.
The News Journal reports that Dr. Ekong worked at the Rockford Center, a mental health facility in Stanton, Delaware.
Frick was committed there involuntarily on Dr. Ekong’s orders when he was 18-years-old.
In 2014, Flick wrote about his experience in a letter to The News Journal, saying: ‘The staff framed me as suicidal, as well as everyone else I saw the night I was “evaluated”
‘The commonplace involuntary commitment at Rockford Center is prominent because it is owned by the for-profit company Universal Health Services.’
He also posted an online review of the facility, which ends with: ‘The person who imprisoned me was Caroline Ekong, whose ego is so large that she would never be able to admit doing something wrong.’
After murdering Ekong last week, 55, Frick drove to his parents’ house and called police to confess to his crime – around the same time the psychologist’s daughter discovered her mother’s body.
Ekong had been stabbed multiple times when she was found at the home she shared with her college-aged daughter and son, as well as her mother and husband John Etim – whom she married just 13 months ago.
Frick was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, home invasion and possession of burglary tools.
He is being held without bail.
Authorities said that a search of of the home of Frick’s parents as well as his residence at the University of Delaware produced evidence that showed the young man was ‘obsessed’ with Ekong – even though she had not seen him for three years.
Why Frick was committed and his mental state at that time are being protected while police continue their investigation.