Accused murderer's lawyers to play up mental health

Posted at: 04/11/2013 4:25 PM
Updated at: 04/11/2013 6:07 PM
By: Staff

The lawyers for a man accused of killing an Oklahoma couple in New Mexico will use mental health evidence in his defense.

John McCluskey faces the death penalty for the murders of Gary and Linda Haas.

They were abducted from a rest stop near Santa Rosa in 2010.

McCluskey is scheduled to go on trial here in Albuquerque in July.

His lawyers are planning to present expert testimony from a forensic neuropsychologist.

Including clinical tests performed on McCluskey.