Reluctant psychiatrist takes stand in trial of man who killed guard
By Elizabeth Allen: Express-News
In the trial of a man who has pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a security guard, one of the most crucial defense witnesses is a psychiatrist who diagnosed the defendant with a chronic mental illness.
But according to attorneys, Laura Perches didn't want to testify.
Because part of Ali Almeaarek's defense is that Perches had diagnosed him as having paranoid schizophrenia, it was imperative she take the stand.
Final arguments are expected today.