Tulsa Courthouse Shooter Pleads Not Guilty During Arraignment
A 24-year-old man charged with shooting into a crowded Tulsa plaza
and wounding a sheriff's deputy and a bystander has pleaded not guilty
by reason of insanity.
Andrew Dennehy's attorney entered the plea in district court Wednesday at his client's arraignment.
Dennehy's family and attorney say he's a paranoid
schizophrenic plagued by bizarre thoughts and delusions. Prosecutors say
he's bluffing and understands the charges against him.
Prosecutors allege Dennehy wandered barefoot into
the plaza between the Tulsa County courthouse and Tulsa Central Library
on March 7, 2012, and fired a handgun - sending people fleeing in panic
and injuring a the deputy and bystander.
Dennehy was also wounded when deputies arrived and returned fire.
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