Sharpsville suspect plans insanity defense

MERCER, Pa. (WKBN) – A Sharpsville man accused of attempted murder after he stabbed an employee at a Sharon Hospital will be evaluated by a psychiatrist before going on trial.

According to the Sharon Herald, Justin DelFratte, 30, is planning a temporary insanity defense. His attorney requested the evaluation.

DelFratte is accused of stabbing Sharon Regional Health System patient greeter Linda Clark of Hubbard after he was refused pain medication during a November 2013 visit to the hospital’s emergency room.

Clark suffered stab wounds to the neck. She remains partially paralyzed, unable to move her left arm.

DelFratte remains in the Mercer County Jail.

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