Socialite Barbara Baekeland was murdered by her 25 yr old son, Anthony, in 1972. Both her parents were mentally ill; she also saw a psychiatrist, drank heavily, and was known for her unstable personality, rude outbursts, bouts of severe depression, and suicide attempts. Anthony had schizophrenia with paranoid tendencies. Unverified stories claim she had sex with him to cure him of being gay. He stabbed her to death in 1972, and killed himself in jail years later.