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September 12, 2013

Expert: Ewing sane during attack

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When Dunn asked if any of Ferazzanno's questions had changed his evaluation of Ewing, Gilbertson said no. Then he added that he wasn't sure a long prison sentence would be a good thing for Ewing, either.

“In my opinion he doesn't meet McNaughton, but I do believe he has a serious mental illness,” he said. “It's serious enough to be a mitigating factor at sentencing.”

After both sides submit closing arguments, Nicollet County District Court Judge Allison Krehbiel will decide if Ewing is guilty of first-degree attempted murder or innocent by reason of insanity.

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