- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) - In a story April 20 about an insanity defense planned for the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Hartford City man and his daughter, The Associated Press listed an incorrect age for victim Katelin Williamson. She was 14, not 5.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Defense attorney: Insanity defense to be offered for suspect

Defense attorney: Insanity defense to be offered for suspect in Hartford City murder case

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) - A lawyer for an Indiana man accused in the deaths of two Hartford City residents says he will present an insanity defense on behalf of his client.

Charles R. Whittington is accused of fatally shooting 40-year-old Shane Paul Williamson and his 14-year-old daughter, Katelin, on Feb. 5 at the apartment building where the victims lived.

During a Monday hearing, Blackford Circuit Court Dean Young told defense attorney Chris Teagle that he would appoint a psychologist and a psychiatrist to examine the 59-year-old defendant upon receiving the defense motion of an insanity defense.

Whittington, who is being held without bond in the Blackford County Jail, was formally informed Monday that prosecutors have filed gun charges against him, which could increase his prison term if convicted.


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