Atascadero man found guilty of murder

February 27, 2015
Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews

A San Luis Obispo County jury found an Atascadero man guilty of first degree murder on Friday.

Mark Andrews, 51, murdered Colleen Marie Barga-Millbury, 52, in May 2013. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

On March 2, Andrews’ trial will move into the “sanity phase.” San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge John Trice and the same jury will hear evidence and decide whether or not Andrews was legally insane when he committed murder.

On Thursday, Deputy District Attorney Matt Kraut said that Andrews was an on-point, organized killer who held the gun less than two feet away from Millbury’s head. Kraut argued that Andrews was not psychotic at the time of the murder.

Defense attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu countered by telling the jury that Andrews believed he was a werewolf and that Barga-Millbury was a vampire. God commanded Andrews to kill the vampire, Funke-Bilu said. Funke-Bilu said that Andrews should be treated for mental illness, not convicted because of it.



  1. miles archer says:

    Once again, we have passed over the fact that ANOTHER mentally ill citizen is in possession of lethal weapons!

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  2. slowtime says:

    I still wonder who is footing Ilan Funke-Bilu’s legal fees? It has to be in the range of $200-$400 an hour! Wow! A public defender gets pennies on that and he is in the pocket of the deputy DA.Who is paying?

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    • achillesheal says:

      To your point, has he ever won a case? He’s been on the losing side of every one I have read about.

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      • justbeware says:

        He seems to take the cases where his clients are literally caught red-handed.
        Not likely to win a case like that.

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  3. Pelican1 says:


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  4. Slowerfaster says:

    OWOOOoooooooh !

    Werewolf ?
    THERE Wolf !

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  5. Extremely Stoic says:

    He looks like the big Indian in One Flew Over the Coocoo’s Nest

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