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Michael Luebrecht found Guilty

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Luebrecht is now pleading not guilty, and he and the defense argue that the several medications that Luebrecht had been on in 2005 and his reaction to those medications were behind the motivation to kill his son. Luebrecht is now pleading not guilty, and he and the defense argue that the several medications that Luebrecht had been on in 2005 and his reaction to those medications were behind the motivation to kill his son.
Both the prosecution and the defense spoke before the jury Friday morning about the case, which surrounds Michael Luebrecht, who has been in prison for the death of his son Joel back in 2005. Both the prosecution and the defense spoke before the jury Friday morning about the case, which surrounds Michael Luebrecht, who has been in prison for the death of his son Joel back in 2005.

Update:

After 6 hours, Putnam County jurors came back with a guilty verdict in the aggravated murder trial of the man who drowned his son 13 years ago. According to the Putnam County Sentinel, a sentencing hearing is scheduled for Monday, January 8th at 2 p.m. in Putnam County Common Pleas Court.

Earlier story:

Both the prosecution and the defense spoke before the jury Friday morning about the case, which surrounds Michael Luebrecht, who has been in prison for the death of his son Joel back in 2005. Luebrecht is now pleading not guilty, and he and the defense argue that the several medications that Luebrecht had been on in 2005 and his reaction to those medications were behind the motivation to kill his son.

"We know now it can be an intoxicant, it can change your brain and, it can make you do things you wouldn’t normally do, much like alcohol or marijuana would - it’s an intoxicant," said defense attorney Danny Hill.  "In 2005 Michael didn’t know that, Amy [Luebrecht] didn’t know that, the FDA didn’t know that, Dr. [Paul] Breggin suspected it, which is why he testified, the established medical community really didn’t fully know that, but now we do."

Though the prosecution pushed that the medications were not to blame.

"At first he’s not on his medications, and the defendant was expressing that he was feeling better, saying, 'See that’s what I’ve been telling you,' but then the thoughts started creeping back in and he’s not on any medications - what was driving those thoughts was the OCD - that’s still part of his illness," said Putnam County Prosecutor Gary Lammers.

Luebrecht was originally sentenced in 2006.

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