Texan not guilty by reason of insanity in slaying of parents

DENTON, Texas - A 42-year-old man accused of stabbing his parents to death in 2016 at their home in North Texas has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reports that a judge ruled Thursday in the capital murder trial of Stephen Scott and sentenced him to a maximum security mental health facility for a time to be determined.

Prosecutors say Scott stabbed 75-year-old Marion Scott 23 times and 70-year-old Linda Scott 38 times. He then dialed 911 and told a dispatcher that he had killed his parents.

Medical experts testified Scott was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 1990s. The diagnosis was later changed to schizoaffective disorder, which means he could hallucinate and suffer delusions. Psychiatrists testified that Scott didn't always take his medication.


Information from: Denton Record-Chronicle, http://www.dentonrc.com

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