We're getting closer to learning the fate of accused killer David Trebilcock, the Sherrill man accused of stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend's six-year-old girlfriend.
The defense brought its last witness, a forensics psychiatrist. After reviewing multiple records, witness statements, and interviews, Dr. Lawrence Farago says he diagnosed Trebilcock with paranoid schizophrenia.
According to testimony, Trebilcock acted alone and had a psychotic irrational motive to kill young Lauren.
And because there were valid psychotic symptoms before and after the crime of July 19th, Dr. Farago says he believes Trebilcock did not know or understand the killing of Lauren was wrong.
Dr. Farago says symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia are delusions and hallucinations that seem like reality to the sufferer.
"In Mr. Trebilcock's case, he had a belief initially that he was a special messenger for God. That he was doing god's work. From that perspective those were the laws that he needed to follow and any laws under that did not apply and that's where he placed man's laws," says Dr. Farago.
Lauren's twin sister was in that room the day of the crime. And although Trebilcock says he regrets killing Lauren in front of her twin sister, Dr. Farago says Trebilcock justified his actions because it was God's will.
The defense rested and closing statements are expected on Tuesday.