Beau Musial of Colgate, accused of killing his father, Jerome Musial, in 2012, has been found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
In January, Musial pleaded no contest to first-degree intentional homicide. The court trial was to determine if he is not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
Musial was examined by three doctors to determine if he could enter an insanity plea. All three supported the plea, but the state didn’t agree.
At a December hearing, Bensen said he didn’t intend on calling expert witnesses, but has witnesses that could prove Musial was not suffering from a mental disease during the incident.
Kuczmarski said at the same hearing he doesn’t see the court accepting testimony from a firstresponder as to whether or not Musial was suffering from a mental disease at the time.
During the court trial, the 911 tape and two interviews of Musial by a Washington County Sheriff’s Department detective were played. Kuczmarski called two psychiatrists to testify. Musial’s next court hearing is May 19.