A judge has acquitted a man of attempted murder in a Pittsburgh-area mall shooting that wounded three people but convicted him of other charges.
President Judge Jeffrey Manning convicted 18-year-old Tarod Thornhill of aggravated assault, reckless endangering and firearms crimes Monday in Allegheny County.
Defense attorney Chris Urbano acknowledged that his client shot his 20-year-old target and wounded two shopping bystanders in February 2015 in Macy's at the Monroeville Mall.
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But he said Thornhill was mentally ill and didn't know his actions were illegal or was unable to control them. Prosecutors said he was recorded on a jail phone call being told by a woman to fake insanity.
Defense attorney Chris Urbano called the judge's decision fair and said he was glad that his client would get mental health treatment.