LIVE BLOG: The Sentencing of Daniel Mustard

Note: Due to technical difficulties this morning (the county’s Wi-Fi appears to be down), the live blog is starting late.

CASE BACKGROUND: Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Leila Mills will sentence a South Kitsap teen this morning following his conviction by a jury in December of the murder of 87-year-old Ruby Andrews.

Daniel J. Mustard, 19, faces up to life in prison for stabbing to death Andrews at her Puget Drive home on April 5, 2009.

A seven-week trial saw prosecutors argue Mustard killed Andrews in a “robbery that went haywire,” killed the 87-year-old and taking valuables from her home.

Mustard’s defense attorney argued his client was under psychosis due to a “psychotropic cocktail” of drugs he was being medicated with for a mental disease.

Shortly before deliberations, Mills ruled that jurors couldn’t consider the insanity defense in the case. Jurors found him guilty of both first- and second-degree murder. Mustard’s attorney vowed to appeal the conviction.

We’ll get started here at 9 a.m.

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