VA shooting suspect expected to argue insanity

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS has learned that the suspect in the VA Medical Center shooting will plead insanity.

Court documents indicate that Neil Moore provided notice that he intends to use an insanity defense and “introduce expert testimony at the trial of this case relating to mental disease or defect”.

Moore is accused of shooting an employee as he played cards in the lunchroom in early May.

The victim, Paul Burnside, is recovering from his wounds.

Moore is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of a deadly weapon during a crime.

A pre-trial hearing is set for Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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