Stewart Jury to Hear Closing Arguments Thursday, Deliberate Friday

Robert Stewart told a medical professional that he was thinking about killing himself and others.  He was sent home without treatment.  Two days later, Stewart opened fire in a nursing home.  He was suffering from severe mental illness and under the influence of medications including Ambien at the time of the shooting.

Soon a jury will decide whether Stewart was so incapacitated that he should be found guilty of a crime less than first-degree murder.  Final arguments will be heard Thursday and the jury will start deliberations on Friday.  The judge has ordered that the jury will continue deliberations on Saturday and even Monday if necessary, despite the Labor Day holiday.

Local reporting is here.

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