No. 81-1744.

727 F.2d 888 (1984)

Irvin L. DURFLINGER, Raymond Durflinger, and Ronald Durflinger, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Benjamin ARTILES, Preciosa Rosales, and Eduardo Medrano, Defendants-Appellants, Kansas Psychiatric Association, Amicus Curiae.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

January 27, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deborah Carney, Turner & Boisseau, Wichita, Kan. (Christopher Randall, Turner & Boisseau, Wichita, Kan., on briefs), for plaintiffs-appellees.

Reid Stacey, Asst. Atty. Gen. of Kan., Topeka, Kan. (Robert T. Stephan, Atty. Gen. of Kan., Topeka, Kan., on briefs), for defendants-appellants.

John E. Wilkinson, Topeka, Kan., filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of The Kan. Psychiatric Ass'n.

Before DOYLE, LOGAN and SEYMOUR, Circuit Judges.

WILLIAM E. DOYLE, Circuit Judge.

This is a wrongful death action against several doctors employed by Larned State Hospital in Larned Kansas. The defendants in this action are Drs. Artiles, Rosales, and Medrano.

A detailed recitation of the facts can be found in the Kansas Supreme Court's opinion. See Appendix, infra. We provide a skeletal version of the facts below. On January 7, 1974, after contemplating murdering...

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