Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Robert Stewart Trial Begins

On Monday, lawyers in the Robert Stewart case gave opening statements. Today, evidence continues.

The Defense opened on a theory that Mr. Stewart was on an overdose of Ambien at the time and had no recollection of the shooting: "Blood drawn from Stewart at the hospital on the evening of March 29 showed 12 times the normal dosage of the sleep medication Ambien in his system, as well as the antidepressant Lexapro and the anti-anxiety drug Xanex." The defense proposed that the drug combination worked havoc on his fragile system (due to serious mental health issues), resulting in the conduct.

The State offered that Mr. Stewart was deliberative and intentional in his conduct.

Mr. Stewart faces death if convicted.

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