Forensic psychiatry expert witness Dr. Montgomery Brower testified today that accused killer John Odgren gave varying accounts of the fatal Lincoln Sudbury High School stabbing to cope with what happened. Odgren, 19, is on trial for first-degree murder for the Jan. 19, 2007 stabbing death of classmate James Alenson, 15. His defense attorneys do not dispute that Odgren, then 16, fatally stabbed Alenson, but say he was legally insane when the crime occurred.
Brower is the third defense expert witness to testify Odgren was out of his mind at the time of the stabbing and is not criminally responsible for his actions.
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