Atascadero man found guilty of murder
February 27, 2015
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.