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Accused courthouse shooter enters plea

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Updated: 1/30/2013 10:15 am Published: 1/30/2013 10:14 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A 24-year-old man charged with shooting into a crowded Tulsa plaza and wounding a sheriff's deputy and a bystander has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Andrew Dennehy's attorney entered the plea in district court Wednesday at his client's arraignment.

Dennehy's family and attorney say he's a paranoid schizophrenic plagued by bizarre thoughts and delusions. Prosecutors say he's bluffing and understands the charges against him.

Prosecutors allege Dennehy wandered barefoot into the plaza between the Tulsa County courthouse and Tulsa Central Library on March 7, 2012, and fired a handgun - sending people fleeing in panic and injuring a the deputy and bystander.

Dennehy was also wounded when deputies arrived and returned fire.

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aleman - 1/30/2013 4:06 PM
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Forgive him...he was potty trained with a baseball bat when he was 17

GodsGutterPunk - 1/30/2013 2:21 PM
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here we go my opinion,so did he or did he not shoot at ppl?where did he get the gun?was he in the mental health system?if so who in thier right mind allowed him access to said weapon?when you have a child you cover the electric outlets in the house why were the guns not locked up"securley"what delusions?, how many times did he ask for help?does anyone know?or is this story just to scare ppl into feeling it's alright just to execute anyone with mental illness.if he's a danger to others something should be done, maybe charges should also be pressed aginst anyone who allowed him access to said gun.

Unwashed Mass - 1/30/2013 1:12 PM
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So, when do we get to see the surveillance video?

Unwashed Mass - 1/30/2013 1:11 PM
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Amazing they still charge him with shooting people when the official investigation said he just shot in the air, and that the injuries were friendly-fire: "I've looked at the video, and it is my opinion that it is going to be an errant deputy shot," Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker said Monday.
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