Tag archive for ‘insanity defense’
By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Cannibal Joseph Oberhansley unfit to stand trial in Tammy Jo Blanton murder

The “Cannibal killer” accused of killing his girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, and eating her lungs, heart and brain has been declared unfit to stand trial. Joseph Oberhansley, 36, slaughtered Blanton,46, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

William Aydelott found competent, closer to standing trial for brutal murder of his mother, Sharon Aydelott

A Florida man who murdered his mother is competent enough to stand trial, his doctors say. William Aydelott, 20, has been undergoing treatment at Florida State Hospital since his mother’s death. Sharon Aydelott More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 5th, 2014

William Aydelott still unfit for trial, says attorneys in new hearing

A Florida teenager accused of killing his mother on Christmas Eve was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial for a second time. William Brandon Aydelott, 18, reportedly bludgeoned and stabbed his mother to death More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 24th, 2014

Joshua Hakken, Florida man who took kids and fled to Cuba, deemed insane

The Florida man who abducted his children and sailed to Cuba in 2013 will undergo treatment for a mental illness before standing trial. Joshua Hakken Sharyn Hakken mugshots Joshua Hakken and his wife abducted their More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 24th, 2014

William Aydelott not fit to stand trial, says judge as teen rambles in court about death and Sharon Aydelott

The Florida teen responsible for brutally murdering his mother has been deemed incompetent for trial by a judge in the Santa Rosa County courts. William Brandon Aydelott, age 17, made several statements while in More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, January 17th, 2014

Clayton Whittemore trial delayed to March: mental state during Alex Kogut murder new focus

Clayton Whittemore killed his 18-year-old girlfriend, Alexandra Kogut, in her college dorm room more than a year ago and yet prosecutors can’t seem to get the case into court. Photo supplied by the Kogut family. While More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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James Holmes enters an insanity plea as defense attorneys still work to exclude evidence from his phone, wallet and a dating site

A Colorado judge has accepted a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity for alleged theater shooter James Holmes on Tuesday. Attorneys for accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes say mental health experts have More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, December 7th, 2012

‘Dark Knight Rises’ shooter James Holmes’ records go public, psychiatrist ignored warning signs

More details in the Aurora Colorado movie theater shooting became public Wednesday as shooter James Holmes’ school records were released and details surrounding his psychiatric visits raises more questions. Still More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 30th, 2012

Clayton Whittemore lawyer confirmed to be seeking insanity defense in Alexandra Kogut murder case

The attorneys for a man charged in the beating death of his girlfriend in her Brockport college dorm room plan to base their defense on what they say was their client’s “extreme emotional disturbance” at the More...

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