7/9/14 – 4:54 A.M.
A Findlay man accused of killing his infant son wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. The Courier reports an attorney for 25-year-old Jerrod Hartman has filed a motion with the Hancock County Common Pleas Court. The motion argues Hartman suffers from a condition known as parasomnia. According to the Cleveland Clinic, parasomnias are disorders that result in people having outbursts while they are asleep.
Hartman was charged with murder and endangering children after his 44-day-old son was found dead in late October. A coroner’s report says the child died from multiple blunt trauma. Hartman remains free on a $250,000 bond.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.
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