Lawyer For Killer Of Mark Carson To Present Insanity Defense
The lawyer for Elliot Morales, the man who murdered Mark Carson on a
West Village street corner in May, said yesterday that he intends to present an insanity defense.
According to HuffPost Gay Voices: Court-appointed defense lawyer Kevin Canfield served notice that he intends to present psychiatric evidence at trial. "It could be temporary insanity," Canfield told reporters, declining to describe Morales' reported mental state at the time of the alleged crime. It was not immediately known whether Morales had any known mental health problems prior to the killing. Morales, 33, did not speak during the brief court appearance but appeared somber, sporting a shaved head, gray shirt and tie and wire-rimmed glasses.
He was indicted in May on charges of murder as a hate crime, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing. Morales is due back in court Sept. 13 and is being held on
without bail. Rikers Island
At the time of his arrest, police and prosecutors say that Morales repeatedly boasted about the murder.
So how in the hell can he boast an insanity defense? OH PHULEEZE…Justice for Mark!