- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A former Army medic with post-traumatic stress disorder has been found guilty in a fatal crash in Fountain after jurors rejected the defense’s claim that he was temporarily insane because of his condition.

The Gazette (https://bit.ly/1zydPUt ) reports that 46-year-old Andrew Marsh was convicted of 10 of 12 charges Wednesday in the death of 13-year-old Jamie Steckler, including vehicular homicide.

Authorities say Marsh rear-ended a car with his truck, killing the boy, in September 2013. One juror, a Gazette employee, says Marsh appeared coherent after the crash and there wasn’t enough clear evidence to support an insanity plea.

Marsh was diagnosed with PTSD after he suffered a traumatic brain injury when a bomb hit his Humvee in Iraq in 2006. He will be sentenced April 9.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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