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Man accused of double murder will go to mental hospital after insanity plea



Darquise Gowdy fue sentenciado a ser recluido en un hospital psiquiátrico.

A St. Louis man who was accused of stabbing his mother and half-brother to death in 2016 was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Monday and was ordered to be confined in a state mental hospital.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan accepted an agreement between a prosecutor and defense lawyer based on findings that Darquise Gowdy has schizophrenia.

According to the local news source, a psychiatrist who evaluated Gowdy concluded that “at the time of the alleged criminal conduct, as a result of his mental disease, [Gowdy] did not know or appreciate the nature, quality or wrongfulness of his conduct.”

24-year-old Gowdy was charged in August 2016 with the murder of his mother, 41-year-old Tyra Shannon, and his brother, 16-year-old Lawrence Strawbridge. According to police, Gowdy stabbed them in the kitchen of their home in the 3900 block of St. Ferdinand Avenue. Authorities said Gowdy stabbed his mother 62 times and his brother seven times.

Assistant Circuit Attorney Morley Swingle wrote in court documents filed last week: “The state hereby accepts Darquise Gowdy’s defense of mental disease or defect excluding responsibility.”

 

 

 

 


Hombre acusado de doble asesinato irá a hospital psiquiátrico tras declaración de demencia

 

Darquise Gowdy was sentenced to confinement in a psychiatric hospital.

Un hombre de St. Louis que fue acusado de apuñalar a muerte a su madre y su hermanastro en 2016 no fue declarado culpable por causa de la locura el lunes y se le ordenó su internación en un hospital psiquiátrico estatal.

El Post-Dispatch de St. Louis informa que la juez de circuito Elizabeth Hogan aceptó un acuerdo entre un fiscal y un abogado defensor basado en los hallazgos de que Darquise Gowdy tiene esquizofrenia.

Según la fuente de noticias local, un psiquiatra que evaluó a Gowdy concluyó que “en el momento de la presunta conducta criminal, como resultado de su enfermedad mental, [Gowdy] no sabía ni apreciaba la naturaleza, la calidad o la ilicitud de su conducta. ”

Gowdy, de 24 años, fue acusado en agosto de 2016 del asesinato de su madre, Tyra Shannon, de 41 años, y su hermano, Lawrence Strawbridge, de 16 años. Según la policía, Gowdy los apuñaló en la cocina de su casa en la cuadra 3900 de la avenida St. Ferdinand. Las autoridades dijeron que Gowdy apuñaló a su madre 62 veces y a su hermano siete veces.

El abogado asistente del circuito, Morley Swingle, escribió en los documentos judiciales presentados la semana pasada: “El estado por la presente acepta la defensa de Darquise Gowdy de una enfermedad mental o defecto sin incluir la responsabilidad”.

 

 

 

 


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