To his grandparents and mother, 23-year-old Rodney Carr was smart.
For the past two years, Carr was blazing his way through the ITT Technical Institute in Torrance, studying to become a systems administrator. The bright student with a perfect 4.0 was set to graduate in March. Carr was so bright in fact, that he assisted his teachers in instructing the class. But most of his life, Carr had suffered from mental instability. Diagnosed as hyperactive at age 12, Carr was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic last June.