Paragraph four reads: "Lapine contends Sorrentino was insane at the time because of the effects of the Prozac he was taking for depression"
Husband who fled to desert on trial for wife`s slaying Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a 47-year-old Auburn businessman accused of killing his wife.Bernard Sorrentino is charged in Cayuga County Court with second-degree murder in the death of his 37-year-old wife, Angela.(Auburn-AP) -- She was stabbed 66 times and had her throat slashed last March in the bedroom of her home.
Rochester defense attorney Felix Lapine has said he would try to convince jurors that Sorrentino was not responsible for his actions when he attacked his wife of 17 years. He had learned she had saved money to buy her own house and was going to leave him.
Lapine contends Sorrentino was insane at the time because of the effects of the Prozac he was taking for depression and the pressure he was under from his failed business dealings.
District Attorney James Vargason has said little about his strategy.