Lawyer: Lyme Disease Afflicted Church Shooter

Man, 27, charged with murder in 'deteriorating' mental state
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2009 1:28 PM CDT
Lawyer: Lyme Disease Afflicted Church Shooter
Madison County Sheriff's Detective David Vucich, left, removes a computer from the residence of the suspect in the shooting yesterday in Troy, Ill.   (Belleville News-Democrat)

(Newser) – The 27-year-old man charged today with murder and aggravated battery in yesterday’s Illinois church shooting was suffering mentally and physically from Lyme disease, his attorney tells the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat. Terry Joe Sedlacek was ordered held without bail, though he’s still in the hospital recovering from self-inflicted knife wounds, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch adds.

Police haven’t discovered a link between Sedlacek and his victim, Rev. Fred Winters, who was delivering a sermon when Sedlacek shot him. Sedlacek cut himself with a knife as parishioners tackled him; the two who subdued him were both injured; one remains in the hospital.
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