Lawyers arguing mental illness in murder conviction appeal

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal of the conviction of a schizophrenic man serving a life sentence in the death of his mother.

Thirty-nine-year-old Andrew Satterfield was found guilty of murder, arson and attempted murder. He was accused of killing his mother and burning her home near Petersburg in December 2011.

Satterfield’s lawyers for the appeal argue their client should’ve received a different conviction due to his history of mental illness. The Evansville Courier & Press reports they’re seeking to have the conviction either reversed or changed to guilty but mentally ill.

The case will be brought before the state Supreme Court on Thursday.

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Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

 

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