MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A gunman who killed one man and critically wounded another was found guilty Monday by a judge who rejected his claim that a mental illness prevented him from appreciating the wrongfulness of his actions, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan agreed with two defense doctors that Charles Hammond suffered from schizophrenia, but ruled that the only evidence they had regarding his mental state on the day of the offenses came from the defendant himself.
Hammond, 32, was convicted of the murder of 48-year-old Michael Osborn.