Video game killing: Defense claims suspect in Halloween murder lived in fantasy world

Actions that led to a deadly confrontation between a defendant and an 80-year-old widower resembled a video game to the accused. That's according to defense attorney Randy Gladden, representing Andrew Reid Lackey, 24, of Huntsville. Lackey is on trial for the 2005 Halloween slaying and robbery of Charlie Newman of Athens.

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gamesR4fun3945d ago

'After the confrontation, Athens police found Newman lying on his living room floor in blood-soaked pajamas with more than 70 stab wounds, one eye gouged out and a gunshot wound.

Gladden contends Lackey did not intentionally kill Newman. Lackey is charged with capital murder and faces the death penalty or life in prison'