- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A man accused of killing a Scott County homeless shelter director has been deemed not guilty by reason of insanity.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (https://bit.ly/2bcuUE2 ) reports District Attorney General Jared Effler told a judge Thursday that he agreed with a public defender’s argument that 33-year-old Josiah S. Jones was undergoing a psychotic break when he walked into the Scott County Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry in May 2012 and fatally shot 48-year-old Gerald R. Voiles.

Defense attorney Dale Potter says the FBI ignored clear signs of psychosis when Jones went to the Knoxville FBI field office four times before the shooting and made threats related to his belief Voiles had somehow wronged him.

The FBI didn’t respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

Jones will be housed at a mental health facility.


Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com

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