Jurors In Case Of Fatally Shot Doctor Start Deliberations Over Mental Health Of Man Charged
Stanwood Elkus was found guilty on Monday of first-degree murder in the slaying of Dr. Ronald Gilbert, who had been Elkus’ urologist years earlier. But now the jurors are tasked with determining whether Elkus was legally insane the day of the killing.
Los Angeles Times:
Jury Begins Deliberating Sanity Of Man Convicted Of Killing Newport Beach Urologist
An Orange County Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday whether a 79-year-old Lake Elsinore man was legally insane the day he fatally shot his former Newport Beach doctor in 2013. On Monday, the 12-member jury swiftly convicted Stanwood Elkus, a retired barber, of first-degree murder in the slaying of Dr. Ronald Gilbert, who had been Elkus’ urologist years earlier. Prosecutors said Elkus used a fake name to get an appointment in Gilbert’s Newport office, where he shot the 52-year-old physician 10 times after he walked into the exam room. (Fry, 8/22)