From the “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me Department”…
A former chief psychiatrist at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter says John Jason McLaughlin was schizophrenic and heard a voice urging him to shoot Seth Bartell in 2003.
Dr. Maureen Hackett was the first person to testify on McLaughlin’s behalf Monday afternoon.
Hackett says that while McLaughlin was in custody, the voice he heard became a hallucination named Jake, who was a sort of mentor figure in a trench coat that changed colors and had changing hair to match.
She says McLaughlin was suffering from a major mental illness that affected his reasoning.
If McLaughlin was having these kinds of mental problems why was he still in school? If he was having hallucinations I doubt they just manifested on the day of the shooting,
I’m sorry but this just smacks of a desperate defense team trying to spare their client a life in prison.