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Man found guilty except for insanity in attack on relative

March 29, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who attacked his grandmother will be placed under the supervision of the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board for up to 28 1/2 years.

KATU-TV reported Thursday that a jury found 28-year-old Matthew James Hegler guilty except for insanity in the assault that severely injured the woman.

According to court testimony, Hegler punched his grandmother in the face and kicked her several times at her home in southeast Portland in June 2017.

A medical expert testified at trial that Hegler has borderline personality disorder, anti-social personality disorder and showed conditions consistent with malingering.

Judge Nan Waller said that Hegler is a “substantial danger to himself and others.”

Hegler was convicted on multiple charges, including second-degree assault, attempted strangulation and unlawful use of a weapon.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/