Suspect in Ohio women slaughter pursues insanity defense

ASHLAND (Ohio) – Attorneys for a man suspected of killing a number of women in Ohio are pursuing an insanity defense.

They say that the 40-year-old Shawn Diffuser is not guilty of murder and other charges in Ashland County because he is insane.

They want a judge to make an evaluation of the Grid to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. A hearing is set for Jan. 6.

The police arrested the Grid in September, when they found two bodies in an abandoned Ashland house where another woman 911 had called and had said that they would be held captive. Grid is also accused of raping her.

Investigators say he also admitted killing two other women.

Officers of justice, and Grate the lawyers be blocked from publicly discussing the case because of a gag order.

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