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Man Ruled Insane at Time of Downtown Attack on Woman

Judge Richard Comerford reportedly ruled Wednesday that Gerard Landon, 48, was not guilty by reason of insanity in the evening attack on the middle-aged Stamford woman near Basilica of St. John the Evangelist Church in June 2011.

 

A Stamford man accused of attempting to rape a woman as she walked in downtown near Basilica of St. John the Evangelist Church in June 2011 has reportedly been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

According to a report in the Stamford Advocate, Judge Richard Comerford ruled Wednesday that Gerard Landon, 48, was insane at the time of the evening attack on the middle-aged Stamford woman.

As reported on Stamford Patch, Landon had part of his tongue bitten off during the attack. A piece of his tongue was reportedly recovered at the crime scene.

Landon reportedly has a history of psychiatric problems dating to 1988. About a month before the attack, he was admitted to Stamford Hospital suffering from paranoid delusions including auditory and visual hallucinations, it was reportedly revealed during the proceedings at state Superior Court in Stamford.

Landon, who has been incarcerated since his arrest, will continue to be held as he undergoes evaluation by the state Commissioner of Mental Health, according to the report.

For more, check out the Stamford Advocate report.

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