BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 89.
The closing arguments are expected Monday after a two-week trial.
The attorneys for 38-year-old Steven Bourgoin acknowledge he was driving the pickup truck that hit the teenagers’ vehicle in October 2016.
His attorneys say Bourgoin was psychotic and delusional at the time of the crash . They say Bourgoin believed he was on a secret mission in the days before the crash.
A doctor who examined Bourgoin found him competent to stand trial in December 2016. The competency finding meant Bourgoin understood the charges against him.
He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to five counts of second-degree murder and other charges.
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