Oneida County DA sees increase in psychiatric defense cases

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Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara has worked in the DA’s office for 26 years, but it’s been within the past decade that he’s really seen an uptick in cases where the suspect uses a psychiatric defense. And because these defenses leads to the county needing a psychiatrist to either prove their case, with these cases increasing, the amount of money the county is paying increases as well. Eyewitness News reporter Marlee Tuskes explains. 

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