The insanity plea different and must be determined by jury or judge. It is a plea the claims a person was suffering from a mental defect at the time of the alleged crime and could not understand the wrongfulness of their actions.
Thursday’s hearing was rescheduled to July 14 because more time was needed for the evaluation.
At her arraignment, Assistant Butler County Prosecutor Dan Phillips said the sisters were involved in a physical fight, which was not uncommon in their lives, when Monica walked into her sister’s bedroom, grabbed her pistol, walked back to her sister and pointed it at her.
Phillips said it was supposed to be a murder-suicide, but Pennington did not go through with the suicide part.
Sanity, battered women’s syndrome hearing continued for Middletown woman charged in sister’s death