State v. Flewelling
Superior Court Somerset County
Flewelling, a combat veteran
and attempted murder f his live-in companion. These charges arose from an
incident wherein is companion received a gunshot wound to the head
following which the Defendant barricaded himself within the couple's
home. Law enforcement actions involved in his apprehension resulted
in awards for heroism for the officers involved. Dr. Charles Robinson,
a hostage and barricade adviser to the local Sheriff’s Office, was called
as an expert for the defense. Dr. Robinson's testimony explained the
Defendant’s actions as being the result of his combat trauma and a failed
suicide attempt. The Defendant was found not guilty.
Robert Sandy, Esq.
State v. Kerrigan
Superior Court Androscoggin County
Defendant Kerrigan, after terrorizing people at a party at
the home of a friend, was engaged in a roadside shoot-out
with law enforcement officers. The Defendant had a history
of mental illness and psychiatric hospitalization and
raised the defense of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.
Prosecution expert Dr. Charles Robinson provided
testimony counter to that of the defense expert witnesses.
The plea of Not Guilty by Insanity did not prevail.
Craig Turner, Esq.