- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MASON, Mich. (AP) - An East Lansing man faces sentencing next month after being found guilty but mentally ill in the fatal shootings of a pharmacist and a neighbor.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/1FjUdwI ) a jury decided Tuesday that 35-year-old Ricard Taylor was legally sane last May when he killed 35-year-old pharmacist Michael Addo at a Rite Aid after a dispute, drove home, reloaded his gun and killed 27-year-old Jordan Rogers.

Taylor was found guilty but mentally ill on two counts of first-degree murder. The verdicts are treated the same as guilty verdicts, but prosecutors say Taylor will get psychiatric treatment in prison. He’s faces a mandatory term of life without parole.

Defense lawyer Keith Watson argued Taylor, who is paranoid schizophrenic, was not guilty by reason of insanity. Sentencing is June 10.


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