A Massachusetts man was reportedly found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday in the 2009 shooting death of a Connecticut college student after a trial that portrayed him as anti-Semitic and mentally ill.
A three-judge panel agreed with the defense for 32-year-old Stephen Morgan, who will be committed to Connecticut’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, wire services reported.
Morgan, of Marblehead, Mass., was charged with murder and other crimes in her May 2009 killing of 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich.
The Wesleyan College junior from Timnath, Colo., whose grandmother was a Holocaust survivor, was shot seven times and killed while working at a bookstore cafe near the liberal arts school in Middletown, Conn.
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This story "Gunman Found Insane in Anti-Semitic Shooting" was written by Forward Staff.