12 sep 2021 01:34 GMT
The defendant alleged that he suffers from dementia as a result of the concussions suffered during his 12 years as a professional football player. However, the Police found among his belongings a rolled bill with traces of cocaine.
This Friday, Justin Bannan, who played for more than a decade as a defensive lineman in the NFL, was found guilty by a jury of the United States county of Boulder, in the state of Colorado, of the accusations of attempted murder and first degree assault for shooting a woman in 2019, he pointed the Fox chain.
According to reports, Bannan believed he was being chased.members of the Russian mafia, for which he entered the acupuncture room of the victim, identified as Ashley Marie, located in the same building where the former athlete’s business was located. When the woman opened the door to her premises, the accused shot her from hiding, wounding her in the shoulder.
During the trial, Bannan pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. arguing dementia, which according to his attorney, Harvey Steinberg, is the result of “concussions and other head injuries caused by his NFL career,” in which he played 12 years with five different teams.
However, the defense for insanity was rejected by the jury after considering the evidence presented by the Prosecutor’s Office, who showed that the defendant was carrying two weapons and a ticket with traces of cocaine at the time of his arrest and that he had used amphetamines on the day of the crime. . “Bannan was willingly drugged at the time of the shooting, he was not crazy, “said the prosecutor in the case, Adrian Van Nice.
After being found guilty of the four charges against him, the defendant will be sentenced by a Boulder County court on November 5. For the commission of the crimes he is charged with, the former player could receive a conviction from 16 and 48 years in state prison.