The woman who led police on a high-speed chase near the U.S. Capitol before being shot dead had a history of mental illness and believed President Obama was electronically monitoring her Connecticut home in order to broadcast her life on television, sources said.
Reports that President Barack Obama had reversed U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) privacy rules in 2011, and stories of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's revelation that the NSA was now spying on Americans, have been circulating for months.
As Digital Journal's Bret Wilkins reported Sept. 30, the NSA "has been spying on the social media profiles of an unknown number of users, including US citizens, since 2010."
On Thursday, Miriam’s mother -- Idella Carey – told ABC News that her daughter “had postpartum depression after having the baby” in August 2012.
A few months later, she got sick. She was depressed. She was hospitalized.
She didn’t know why her daughter was in Washington, D.C.
She thought Miriam was taking Erica to a doctor's appointment in Connecticut.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Miriam’s sister -- Amy Carey, a Brooklyn nurse – also “had no idea why her sister would be in Washington.”
That's impossible. She works, she holds a job. She wouldn't be in DC. She was just in Connecticut two days ago, I spoke to her -- I don't know what's happening. I can't answer any more.
Carey’s former boss of eight years -- Dr. Steven Oken -- told The Washington Post he “would never in a million years believe that she would do something like this."
It's the furthest thing from anything I would think she would do, especially with her child in the car. I am floored that it would be her.
However, Carey’s last employer, Dr. Brian Evans -- a periodontist whose practice is in Hamden, Conn. -- told New York Daily News that she “had a temper, and he recalled how she became incensed when he asked her to quit parking in a handicapped spot at the medical building.”
She got very angry with that, so that started some friction. And then from there she was never insubordinate per se, or anything like that, but she tended to go against the grain a bit.
While Mrs. Carey also said that her daughter had "no history of violence,” ABC News was told by sources Friday that 54-year-old Eric Francis -- Carey's boyfriend and father of her child – called Connecticut police twice in 2012 saying she was “delusional, acting irrationally and putting her infant daughter in danger.”
After responding to the call made by Francis Dec. 10, 2012, “Carey told police President Obama had placed Stamford on lockdown and had arranged to have her home electronically monitored and her life broadcast on television," she was handcuffed “and remanded her for a mental health evaluation.”
Carey had a family history of schizophrenia and was taking medication for a mental illness.
Francis called police again on Dec. 21 to report that Carey was "off her medication" and acting erratically.
In January, the source said, a state social worker met with Carey and Francis and Francis told the social worker that Carey was "100 percent back to normal." Carey told the social worker she had been diagnosed with post-partum depression, was on prescription medication, and was receiving treatment, the source said.
As ABC News also noted Thursday, “police confirmed that Miriam’s one-year-old daughter, Erica, was taken from the bullet-riddled car and placed in "protective custody."