Insanity motion withdrwan for Roseburg suspect

RHS shooting suspect won’t be evaluated:

This one surprised me…

ROSEBURG — The defense attorney for the teenager accused of shooting a fellow high school student has withdrawn a motion that would have allowed him to argue the teen suffered mentally at the time of the incident.

Attorney Bruce Tower withdrew the motion Tuesday morning before Douglas County Circuit Judge Robert Millikan.

The motion had indicated Tower intended to argue 14-year-old Vincent Leodoro suffered from a mental disease or defect at the time of the Feb. 23 shooting.

Leodoro is accused of shooting 16-year-old Joseph Monti several times on the Roseburg High School campus. He is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, possession of a weapon in a public building, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

My guess is they’re either going to reach a plea agreement or they’re going to go with a “bullying” defense.

The trial is still set for June 27th.

2 Comments

  1. You’re asking the same questions that many of us here in Roseburg are wondering about.

    I have an idea that this case is going to be very interesting…

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  2. I’m glad that was dropped. I just want this all to end though. I had to stay in my classroom for two hours waiting to be released after the shooting. I hope he gets what he deserves. He put us all out of our comfort zones on that day. I can say I was changed by this and I hope I never have to live it again.

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