Insanity defense in Albany school threat case

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore.  -- The teenager accused of plotting to bomb West Albany High School plans an insanity defense.

Lawyers for Grant Acord filed the paperwork Monday in Benton County Circuit Court.

Attorney Jennifer Nash told the Corvallis Gazette-Times the 17-year-old was unable to follow the law because of his obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Albany police arrested Accord on May 23 after receiving a tip that he planned to attack the school.

Prosecutors may order their own mental evaluation for Accord, then they'll decide whether to accept his plea or go to trial.

West Albany is in Linn County, but Accord is being prosecuted in Benton County because the bomb-making materials were found in his home in North Albany, which is in Benton County.

 

Print
Email
|