The re-sentencing hearing for Melvin Knight continued yesterday with two mental health experts giving conflicting testimony.
Knight pleaded guilty to his part in the killing of 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty back in 2010. During yesterday’s testimony, defense expert and clinical psychologist Christine Nezu said that Knight was not able to function in society and “adaptively impaired” which makes him mentally disabled and ineligible for the death penalty. The prosecution countered with their own expert, psychologist Bruce Wright, who said that Knight knew right from wrong, could function adequately and was not mentally impaired.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Knight.
Testimony is expected to wrap up today, and the jury could start deliberations today as well.