- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man charged with shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend while she was moving out of their apartment is relying on an insanity defense.

The Oregonian reports (https://goo.gl/g0JxNd ) that 43-year-old Daniel Christopher Wyant is charged with murder in the November 2014 death of 33-year-old Monica Van Laer. His trial will continue Tuesday and is expected to last three weeks.

Defense attorney Stephen Eberlein told jurors Monday that Wyant had been suffering from a mental disorder when he pulled the trigger on Van Laer. Eberlein says a doctor will testify that Wyant had been suffering from a neurocognitive disorder caused by a brain injury he suffered in 1997.

Deputy District Attorney Andrew Freeman argued that Wyant had set out to kill Van Laer because she had broken up with him.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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