Thursday, June 9, 2011

Man kills dad, blames Red Bull

stephen-coffeen1 Clearwater, Florida - A man who admits he killed his own father will see no jail time after a judge found him not guilty by reason of insanity. An expert has said drinking Red Bull was one of the things that led to the crime. Stephen Coffeen admits he smothered his father Robert with a couch cushion two years ago. He originally claimed was he was defending himself. His defense  was temporary insanity. Judge Nancy Moate Ley accepted a deal worked out between his lawyers and the State Attorney’s Office. Under the deal, in six months, Stephen Coffeen could go free. “The defendant is found not guilty by reason of insanity due to mental illness,” Judge Ley said, after explaining she had no choice but to send him to a mental hospital instead of putting him on trial. More

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