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Man Enters Insanity Plea in Killing of Mom at Hospital

The suspect told police he was taken from his mother's womb and subjected to a "sadistic scientific experiment"

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    Man Held Without Bail in Mother's ICU Murder

    Travis Frink, accused of shooting his mother to death when she was intensive care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, was arraigned Wednesday.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)

    A man accused of killing his mother last year in a New Hampshire hospital intensive care unit has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

    Fifty-year-old Travis Frink appeared in Grafton County Superior Court Tuesday. A judge accepted his plea and committed him to the state prison's secure psychiatric unit for up to five years.

    Frink initially pleaded not guilty to shooting 70-year-old Pamela Ferriere multiple times. Lawyers considering an insanity defense wrote in court documents Frink told police he was taken from the womb and subjected to a "sadistic scientific experiment."

    Frink also told police he had not taken medication nor slept in a long time before the September 2017 shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Frink has been hospitalized in the past and diagnosed with bipolar and schizoaffective disorder.

    Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    [NATL] Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    A young Ohio woman broke down in tears when she was cleared of murder charges involving the death of her newborn child. A jury cleared Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges of a baby she had given birth to and buried in the family's backyard.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)