Woman Who Allegedly Bludgeoned Roommate Makes Bid for Battered Woman Testimony

Friday, Sep 6, 2013  |  Updated 11:18 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Woman Shot, Bludgeoned Roommate: Police

advertisement

A defense attorney is making another bid for permission to use testimony on battered woman syndrome at the trial of a western Pennsylvania woman charged in the death of her housemate 2 years ago.
 

Prosecutors in Somerset County allege that 27-year-old Erin Everett shot 21-year-old Tory Minnick twice in the head and then bludgeoned her with a hammer in Jerome in March 2011.  
A judge rejected defense attorney Brent Peck's request to present testimony on battered women syndrome, spousal abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder, which prosecutors said would be "grossly misleading."
 
The (Somerset) Daily American says Peck said the ruling would be "devastating" to his case. He asked the judge Thursday to reconsider and delay trial to allow the Pennsylvania Superior Court to decide on his appeal.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first 2014... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out