El Paso Shooter's Attorneys Say Client Has Mental Illness


It was almost a year ago that a young man from Allen, Texas and drove 650 miles to El Paso with a semi automatic version of an AK 47.

Defense attorneys are now asking for more time to review potential mental issues connected to the man accused of shooting up a West Texas Walmart on August 3rd last year.

The attorneys told a federal judge last week the North Texas 21-year-old has severe mental illness and was in a psychotic state when he killed 23 people last August.

The defense wants to interview more witnesses but say the coronavirus pandemic has made it extremely difficult.

El Paso County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. A hearing is set for October.

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