Closing Arguments in the Mustard TrialDecember 10th, 2010 by josh farley
CASE BACKGROUND: Closing arguments are slated this morning in the trial of Daniel J. Mustard, 19, accused of stabbing to death 87-year-old Ruby Andrews in South Kitsap on April 5, 2009.
The trial has largely revolved around Mustard’s mental state at
the time of the crime.
Jurors will be asked to decide whether
he knew the nature and quality of his act on that day. Jurors
will be asked to consider whether he could form the intent of his
actions due to “involuntary intoxication” or “diminished
He faces a life sentence if convicted of first-degree
commitment at Western State Hospital if acquitted.
Closing arguments are slated to start about 9:30 a.m. or so.
Tags: Bryan Hershman, Daniel J. Mustard, Deputy Prosecutor Kevin Hull, First-degree murder trial, insanity defense, Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, Kitsap County Superior Court, Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Leila Mills, Ruby Andrews, Western State Hospital