9/26 Man Accused of Murdering Father to Get Second Medical Exam

A thirty eight year old man accused of brutally murdering his father by slitting his throat with a knife will be examined by a second doctor to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial.  At a previous hearing in July, Beau Musial of Colgate entered a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Yesterday, he appeared in court with his attorneys before Judge Andrew Gonring to discuss a doctor’s report as to the validity of that plea. District Attorney Mark Bensen made a request for a second opinion. Judge Gonring agreed with District Attorney Mark Bensen’s request  According to the criminal complaint, Musial called the Washington County Sheriff’s Department the night December 21st , saying that he had killed his father. He told a detective that he and his 77 year old father, Jerome Musial argued about a tractor-trailer he had parked in the drive way and that he had become so angry that he punched his father in the face. Musial said he then went to the kitchen of the home he shared with his father and returned with a knife, which he used to cut his father’s throat. Judge Gonring appointed Dr. Deborah Collins, of Behavioral Consultants to examine Musial.  Doctor Collins’ findings will be discussed during a hearing that has been scheduled for October  23rd .
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