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Elliot Morales, New York Gay Hate Crime Suspect, May Plead Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

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Huffington Post
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July 31, 2013

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — The man charged with gunning down a gay man in a vicious Greenwich Village hate crime this spring may plead not guilty by reason of insanity, his attorney said Tuesday.

Elliot Morales, who is accused of fatally shooting 32-year-old Mark Carson at Sixth Avenue and West Eighth Street on May 18, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon, when court-appointed defense lawyer Kevin Canfield served notice that he intends to present psychiatric evidence at trial.