Court To Determine Sanity Of Burnsville Man

 

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Defense attorneys are preparing to argue that a Burnsville man convicted of fatally shooting his ex-wife in front of their three children was insane at the time.

 

Last week a Blue Earth County jury found 35-year-old Joel Munt guilty of first-degree murder and 16 other counts. The second phase of the trial starts Monday.

 

Munt was accused of shooting his ex-wife Svetlana Munt in a Mankato park last year after ramming her car into a tree. The couple’s children saw the shooting.

 

Munt testified last week that he felt as if he somehow left his body and became a spectator during the shooting.

 

The Free Press of Mankato reports that District Court Judge Kurt Johnson said last week he expected the trial of Munt’s sanity to last one day.

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  1. Bob says:

    Well he was sane when he loaded the clips . He was sane when he put the gun in his suv to go visit his children. So I beleive he was sane when he took the gun out and shot his wife in front of the children. Case closed.

    1. Nah says:

      The defendant is trying to prove he wasn’t sane during any of that time. Do you not understand anything??

  2. just sayin says:

    I somehow left my body and became a spectator at work all last week….

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