August 19, 2010
A Virginia man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the decapitation of his son will remain in the state's mental health system for another year.
Joseph H. Hagerman III waived the first review of his status on Wednesday. By law, he is entitled to annual reviews of his status for the first five years. After that, his status would be reviewed every other year.
Hagerman was charged in February 2009 with killing his son and slashing his wife when she tried to save the child. Hagerman had told authorities he decapitated his son to save the boy from "the anti-Christ."
According to a state psychologist's report, Hagerman has a history of mental health issues.
The next review is scheduled for Aug. 17, 2011.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus