Jury Convicts Man in Fatal Shooting at Seattle University
SEATTLE (AP) — A jury has convicted a man for fatally shooting a student and wounding two others at a small private Seattle university in 2014.
The King County jury found Aaron Ybarra guilty of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and one account of assault for the attack at Seattle Pacific University that killed 19-year-old Paul Lee.
Ybarra had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorney had sought at trial to show that Ybarra suffered from a debilitating mental illness and limited intellectual function and that he believed God was directing him to shoot.
Prosecutors argued that the shooting was premeditated, that Ybarra knew what he did was wrong and that he didn't mention God leading him until months after the shootings.