Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Man accused of murder believed he shot Trump

Man accused of murder believed he shot Trump: The Dryden man accused of killing a UPS driver in the parking lot of an Ithaca Walmart claimed in court Monday he believed he shot and killed President-elect Donald Trump.

Justin Barkley, 38, was in Tompkins County Court on Monday to plead guilty to the murder of 52-year-old Candor resident William Schumacher on Dec. 8 outside the Walmart store at 135 Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway in Ithaca. Judge John Rowley did not accept the plea following Barkley’s comments about Trump and adjourned the indictment to Jan. 6.

Rowley also ordered Barkley to be evaluated to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.

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