Defense psychologist explains Brian Cohee’s mind

Cohee update: Argument persists that Cohee was insane when he murdered Warren Barnes.
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 5:42 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The murder trial against a 21-year-old Grand Junction man is winding to a close.

On Tuesday, defense attorneys called a witness they hoped would persuade the jury that Brian Cohee was insane when he murdered 69-year-old Warren Barnes.

Dr. Paul Spragg was hired to perform a sanity evaluation on Cohee. Spragg said that while it might look like Cohee planned the killing, he would call it an inference.

This, despite court testimony indicating that Cohee carried three pairs of gloves to the killing in an attempt to conceal fingerprints... As well as deleting photos of the victim from his cell phone in case someone might see them.

Spragg claims Cohee spent so much time researching murder and serial killers that it is more likely that Cohee was indulging his interest to the max, rather than plotting a murder.