- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex now says he wants to plead guilty.

Richard Plotts made the pronouncement while appearing via video feed at a scheduled hearing Tuesday in Delaware County Court.

The 49-year-old interrupted public defender Charles Williams and said he had a right to plead guilty.

Williams says he’s working on a psychological evaluation encompassing two decades of Plotts’ medical history and that a plea isn’t likely.

Plotts is charged with murder and other offenses in the July shooting death of 53-year-old Theresa Hunt at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby.

Authorities say psychiatrist Lee Silverman crouched behind a chair, pulled his own gun and wounded Plotts.

Silverman was grazed in the temple and thumb.

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