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Alleged murderer to admit to manslaughter after being declared insane 23 years ago

Wilson Adams, who is accused of slitting a woman’s throat on Runaway Beach 23 years ago, is hoping to have his charge reduced having been recently declared fit to stand trial.

Adams was charged with murder in 1997 but was deemed to be insane and was therefore placed in at the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital.

But now, more than two decades later, he has been officially been declared fit to stand trial.

The man’s lawyer, Wendel Robinson intends to go the route of admitting to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, since at the time of the offense Adams’ “mind was impaired or abnormal at the time of the killing.”

Adams appeared before Justice Iain Morley yesterday where a Psychiatrist began to testify. 

However, due to poor audio quality the hearing was adjourned until January 21.

The Judge and prosecution have to ensure that there is sufficient medical evidence of the accused mental state before accepting the lesser plea.

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