Man charged with killing pregnant wife because he thought she was voodoo priestess to pursue insanity defense

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November 25, 2019 - 6:01 pm
A Connecticut man charged with fatally stabbing his pregnant wife because he thought she was a voodoo priestess who planned to kill him will pursue an insanity defense

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man charged with fatally stabbing his pregnant wife because he thought she was a voodoo priestess who planned to kill him will pursue an insanity defense.

The Day reports that a lawyer for Patrick Antoine notified the state Monday that he would ``introduce expert testimony on the existence and nature of mental disease and defect'' at trial.

The 43-year-old Norwich man is charged with murder, first-degree arson and assault of a pregnant woman resulting in the termination of the pregnancy in the June 2016 death of Margarette Mady.

Police say Antoine told them his wife planned to kill him as a sacrifice before the child's birth.

He remains jailed on $2 million bond.

If the court finds Antoine insane, he would be committed to state psychiatric facility.