New York - The sudden, unexpected death of a cleaver-wielding shrink specialising in radical Oedipus Complex solutions has freed up a patient's right to a life Upper East Side courtroom sources said today.
Dr Einstein Flintstone, Emeritus Professor of Psychobabble at the Seedy Signs Shrink Unit of New York, used controversial techniques to jerk 'brain dead' clients back into reality mode including manual stimulation with a Jungian cattle prod.
Expert testimony at the three week hearing described how a 'Freudian' stainless steel meat cleaver formed part of the psychiatrist's tools of the trade which were displayed in a glass-fronted cabinet at his Park Avenue clinic.
Other specialist psychiatric equipment included a walk-in colonic irrigation booth where patients were required to undergo initial cleansing 'in case they shat their pants at what was to follow'.
Described as a tall and extinguished looking mental health doctor Flintstone's world renowned skills had been much sought after by the Pentagon during the Bush/Cheney years following his expert testimony that water boarding was a healthy, 'green' interrogation option that recycled a valuable resource straight back into the system.
A verdict of death by misadventure was kinda recorded and the alleged perp walked away a free man.