Kelsey a Commentator on Cases in Alexandria Court
Richard Kelsey, Assistant Dean for Management & Planning, has been featured as a regular commentator on Virginia cases for public radio station WAMU.
Kelsey discussed the case of an Alexandria taxicab driver who is accused of shooting a police officer and has pleaded insanity. Commenting on the difference between competency and insanity, Kelsey said, "If he's suffering from a mental disease or defect that can be cured through medication he may be in fact competent right now to stand trial. But that doesn't mean he wasn't insane at the time of the action."
Kelsey also provided recent commentary on the case of a defendant who is charged with the murder of three Alexandria residents.
After Not Guilty Verdict, Alexandria Cab Driver Goes Back To Mental Hospital, WAMU, October 3, 2014. By Michael Pope.
Cab Driver Who Shot Alexandria Cop Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity, WAMU, October 2, 2014. By Michael Pope.
Taxicab Driver Who Shot Alexandria Cop Pleads Insanity, WAMU, September 29, 2014. By Michael Pope.
Charles Severance Faces First Hearing In Alexandria Court, WAMU, September 16, 2014. By Michael Pope.