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Appalachian Trail Killer Found Not Guilty After Insanity Plea

Appalachian Trail Killer Found Not Guilty After Insanity Plea

In May 2019, along the Appalachian Trail, James L. Jordan fatally stabbed Ronald S. Sanchez Jr., and wounded another hiker, Kirby Morrill, who survived by playing dead. Jordan was charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with intent to murder. In the weeks before Jordan killed Sanchez, he’d been known to authorities in locations along the AT because of erratic behavior. When he later encountered Sanchez camping, the two got into an argument before Jordan stabbed him, then chased down Morrill, stabbing her too. Four months after the stabbing, Morrill returned to the AT and summited Mt.

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