Wiseman Attorney Requests Doctor's Report

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email
On Wednesday morning, Boyd Wiseman was in court in for a hearing for the second-degree murder charge he faces.

Boyd Wiseman

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- On Wednesday morning, Boyd Wiseman was in court in for a hearing for the second-degree murder charge he faces.

Police say last February Wiseman shot and killed a co-worker while at the F.R. Drake Building.

The defense is asking for a report from a doctor about whether Wiseman's prescription drugs may have left him involuntarily intoxicated and not aware of his actions.

If this is determined to be a factor, then the defense could try to plead not guilty by reason of insanity or the case could go to trial. If Wiseman was not involuntarily intoxicated then the defense will likely plead out the case.

Wiseman's attorney says his client lost a lot of weight from the time before the incident to the time after and has been acting "goofy." Wiseman suffers from diabetes and was taking prescriptions for anxiety and pain. His attorney also notes that Wiseman doesn't have a history of violence.

The defense isn't using it as an argument at this point, merely asking for the report from a doctor. The report should come out in a few weeks and the case will continue then.

Wiseman continues to be held at Middle River Regional Jail.


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