A Florida man accused in 2020 of attacking his parents, which killed his father and nearly killed his mother, has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Doctors appointed by both the prosecution and the defense evaluated Anthony Kaptzan. When he carried out the attacks in May 2020, doctors concluded that he was insane.
Prosecutors claim that Kaptzan stabbed both of his parents during an argument at the time. His father, Alex, was killed in the attack, but his mother, Ivette, survived.
Kaptzan’s defense planned to use the insanity argument during his trial until his recent insanity diagnosis. Tampa judge Mark Kiser signed off on the decision.
The last time the insanity defense worked was in the case of Mikese Morse, a Tampa man who in 2018 intentionally ran over and killed a father bike riding with his two sons, according to FOX 13.
When Morse killed the man, both prosecution and defense doctors agreed he didn’t know right from wrong.
Like Morse, Kaptzan will be committed to a state mental health facility for life.