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McCoy Defense Holds Off on Opening Statements
Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor Ed Morgan says the trial will be about choices, and the choice the shooter made to fire at moving vehicles and occupied buildings.
29 year old Charles McCoy, Jr. is charged with two dozen counts, including aggravated murder in the deal of Gail Knisley.
McCoy has pled not guilty by reason of insanity to all charges. McCoy has been diadnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. His sister says her family struggled for years to make him take his medication.
Defense attorneys have conceded McCoy fired the shots, but they say his mental illness kept him from knowing right from wrong.
Court is in recess until 1:30 today, when the first witness will take the stand.