Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Alleged shooter heads to court this morning---may claim emotional distress

He’s accused of shooting at state troopers in Steuben County. Then after a 12 hour search, he was taken into custody in Wellsville. Now, attorneys for 38-year old Richard VanGorden say they’ll use a psychiatric defense at trialpsychiatric defense at trial. Van Gorden will appear in court this morning. Not commenting on specifics, his attorneys are simply saying that events leading up to the shooting caused VanGorden to suffer some form of emotional disturbance. He faces a possible life sentence, if convicted.

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