Convicted Murderer Ruled Insane, Won’t Go To Prison

Friday, October 22, 2010
Scott Wykoff and Associated Press

A Maryland man who murdered his wife and a man he wrongly thought she was having an affair with was ruled insane at the time of the attacks and will be sent to a state mental institution rather than prison.

Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Leo Green Jr. ruled Thursday that Terris Luckett was not criminally responsible for the 2007 murders. Shortly after the murders he lay down on the tracks at a Metro station, and a train crushed his legs, which were later amputated.

The 42-year-old will be sent to Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center. If doctors determine he is no longer a threat, his attorneys could ask to have him released. If Luckett had been found criminally responsible for the murders he could have faced life in prison.


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