Man Accused of Killing Sleeping Autistic Son Takes Insanity Plea

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A man accused of shooting his autistic son in his sleep has just pleaded not guilty for reasons of insanity.

51-year-old Allen Grabe went before a judge Wednesday and entered his not guilty plea. Grabe faces charges of first degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

Officials say Grabe shot his 13–year–old son Jacob Grabe while he was sleeping.

According to the affidavit, Grabe yelled at his wife saying he had to kill him because she was quote "ruining him."

The Mesa County Coroner says Jacob died from multiple gun shot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.

Post Your Comments

KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 38533907 -
Gray Television, Inc.