Bridgeport, Conn.

Man acquitted in attack, judge cites mental illness


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut judge said prosecutors proved the elements of a Bridgeport man’s attack on a 77-year-old woman, but he acquitted him by reason of insanity. Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin Jr. ruled that Marvin Narcise suffered from a mental disease when he assaulted Marjorie Meketa in December 2011, the Connecticut Post reported. Devlin announced his decision Friday. Authorities accused Narcise, 32, of stabbing Meketa with a broken wine glass as she left a neighborhood grocery store. He also was accused of stomping on her head. She spent several months in the hospital and now has only limited function. Narcise was sent by the judge to a state mental hospital. His lawyer presented a psychiatrist and a psychologist who testified that Narcise has suffered for years from a mental disorder.

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