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Motion filed for insanity plea in Teets murder case

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Trish Bennett, Editor

Trevor A. Teets

CIRCLEVILLE – The attorney for Trevor A. Teets filed a motion Friday in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court to request a competency hearing for a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting death of Alicia M. Pentecost-Salyers.

Teets has not yet changed his plea, according to Heather Armstrong, assistant county prosecutor, but a hearing will be set in the next couple of weeks to address the motion, which was filed the day of his scheduled pretrial hearing in Common Pleas Court.

Teets, 20, pleaded not guilty Feb. 11 to the charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and domestic violence and is being held on a $2 million bond in the case. He was indicted Feb. 6 by the Pickaway County Grand Jury.

If convicted of murder, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life behind bars and a $15,000 fine.

Teets is accused of shooting Salyers to death outside his apartment at 129 Caroline Ct., Circleville, shortly after 2 p.m. Feb. 1.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal