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Suspected Indianapolis cop killer permitted to seek insanity defense

A man charged with fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer when she responded to a domestic violence call in 2020 will be allowed to seek insanity as a defense as he tries to avoid the death penalty.

A Marion Superior Court judge made the ruling Friday and will assign two psychiatrists to evaluate Elliahs Dorsey’s mental health.

SUSPECT IN INDIANAPOLIS POLICEWOMAN’S KILLING SEEKS INSANITY DEFENSE TO AVOID DEATH PENALTY

Attorneys for Dorsey filed a motion with the court in May saying a report prepared by a doctor states Dorsey was suffering from a mental illness when he shot Indianapolis Officer Breann Leath to death.

A judge has ruled that prosecutors can seek the death penalty.

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His trial had been set to start in September but is now scheduled to begin Feb. 12, 2024.

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