Judge: No insanity defense for man charged in police attack
Thursday, 11 October 2018 UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a man charged in a deadly shooting at a Maryland police station is not qualified to pursue an insanity defense. The Washington Post reports the ruling by a Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge did acknowledge that 25-year-old Michael Deandre Ford has serious mental-health issues. […]
Ford's attorney, Antoini M. Jones, said at Thursday's hearing that doctors assessed Ford but determined his challenges stemming from childhood are not enough for a possible legal finding of "not criminally responsible."
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