– The man who admitted to killing his father and stabbing an Edgewood
mother and daughter was found not guilty.
The states attorney said
Gary Schmitt was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Police said Schmitt
killed his father at their Effingham home in 2001. He then stabbed Kimberly
Harris and Lauran Hunnington just seven months later.
County judge found that
Schmitt did not understand the nature of his acts because of mental illness.
Schmitt will now be held at a mental health facility for an indefinite period.