Not-guilty by reason of insanity, judge releases verdict in UHart double stabbing case


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A judge has ruled the suspect in the case of the stabbing of two University of Hartford students is not guilty by reason of insanity.

Related: UHart stabbing trial verdict expected this week, possible reason of insanity

The judge said that prosecutors proved Jake Wascher stabbed two fellow students in March. He also found that Wascher’s lawyer proved his client had a mental disease or defect.

Related: 2 University of Hartford students stabbed while acting out movie scene for group project

A psychiatrist says Wascher suffered a brief psychotic disorder during the stabbings.

Related: University of Hartford community reacts after double stabbing

A hearing in December will determine if Wascher will be committed to a psychiatric hospital.

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