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Man lacked intent to kill Good Samaritan, judge rules

Jonathan Flett admits he hit a Good Samaritan nine times in the head with a hammer so forcefully that it became lodged in the victim’s skull, but a judge has ruled he had no intent to kill the man.


Defence lawyer Scott Newman told court in a closing argument that Flett has mental disabilities, including post-traumatic stress disorder, and an inability to concentrate or process information quickly. He said he lacked the ability to form the intent to commit murder.

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