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Insanity defence considered for mom accused in kids' deaths : Insanity defence considered for mom accused in kids' deaths

Aug 28, 2019 - The Canadian Press

MCLEAN, Va. - A Virginia woman who allegedly confessed to killing her daughters may plead insanity, but she needs the state to pay for a psychiatric evaluation to help her case.

News outlets report attorney Dawn Butorac told a judge on Tuesday that she's considering the defence for Veronica Youngblood.

Fairfax County Police Detective Craig Guyton has testified that Youngblood initially confessed to drugging her daughters, 15-year-old Sharon and 5-year-old Brooklynn, and shooting them...