A 22-year-old Aurora man accused of stabbing and killing his father in November 2018 has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Colton Gavin, 22, of 625 Prestige Woods Boulevard, Aurora, completed treatment at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare in Sagamore Hills earlier this year. He was previously found not competent to stand trial.
The insanity plea has now triggered a psychological evaluation by a doctor, which is currently in the process of happening, said Gavin’s attorney, Joseph Gorman.
Gorman said the doctor would need to find that Gavin didn’t know the wrongfulness of the act at the time of the offense because of a psychological issue.
Portage County prosecutors may ask for a second opinion after the first evaluation is filed.
Gavin is accused of killing his father, Thomas Gavin, at the home of a family friend in Aurora.
Colton Gavin was indicted on one count of aggravated murder, an unclassified felony; two counts of murder, each an unclassified felony; and two counts of felonious assault, each a second-degree felony.
He is currently being held in the Portage County jail in lieu of a $3 million bond.
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