Articles Tagged With ‘insanity plea’

Judge rules man was sane when he committed 2001 Morro Bay double-murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County Judge ruled on Friday that a defendant was legally sane when he shot and killed a 37-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy at Morro Strand State Campground in 2001. Stephen Arthur Deflaun,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man ruled sane at time of murder

The insanity defense did not succeed in the murder trial of an Atascadero man who shot and killed his neighbor. On Tuesday afternoon, a San Luis Obispo jury ruled that Mark Andrews, 51, was sane when he killed Colleen Barga-Millbury,... (Continue reading)

Psychologists split over Atascadero killer’s sanity

Psychologists disagree over whether an Atascadero man was legally sane when he killed his neighbor. [KSBY] Last week, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Mark Andrews, 51, guilty of first degree murder. Andrews shot and killed Colleen Barga-Millbury, 52,... (Continue reading)

Did God tell Atascadero man to kill his neighbor?

An assertion that God commanded an Atascadero man to kill his neighbor highlighted Thursday’s closing arguments in the murder trial of Mark Andrews. [KSBY] Andrews, 51, is accused of murdering Colleen Marie Barga-Millbury, 52, in May 2013. The Atascadero man... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murder suspect believes he’s a werewolf

An Atascadero man accused of murdering his neighbor has believed for 20 years that he is a werewolf, a psychologist testified Tuesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [KSBY] Mark Andrews, 51, is accused of killing his neighbor Colleen Marie... (Continue reading)

Insanity murder trials costing SLO County thousands

A recent string of insanity pleas in murder cases has cost San Luis Obispo County thousands of dollars. [Tribune] Until early 2012, no murder defendant in San Luis Obispo County had used the insanity plea in more than 15 years.... (Continue reading)