Legal expert: insanity defense would be difficult in trooper shooting case

DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - The reports of strange actions by Russell E. Brown III prior to the death of Master Trooper J. A. Walker have some wondering whether his lawyers will attempt to mount an insanity defense.

Legal experts say mounting such a defense would be very difficult.

A mental expert would have to show that Brown had a mental disease at the time of the shooting, that it would affect his ability to understand the consequences of his actions or know the difference between right and wrong.

At this point, there's no indication whether his lawyers will mount an insanity defense.

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