The previous Fordham College scholar who beat his mom to demise throughout an epileptic seizure ought to stay in a most-safety psychological facility, a psychologist testified in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday.
Henry Wachtel, 24, was permitted to plead not responsible by purpose of psychological defect for killing his mom — La Guardia HS instructor Karyn Kay — on April 10, 2012.
Prosecution witness Irene Katsamanis, a psychologist at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Middle the place Wachtel is dedicated, stated that Wachtel swore, yelled, and shouted derogatory phrases on the employees when he didn’t get his approach and even had a pal sneak medicine into the power for him.
Katsamanis stated, “[he would] pose a danger of future hazard if he have been to go away a safe facility.”
Manhattan Supreme Courtroom Justice Jill Konviser will proceed to listen to witness testimony and determine if Wachtel ought to stay within the most safety facility or go to an unsecured residential facility.