Rashad Riddick Ruled Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
A Madison County man charged in a triple homicide is going to spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital.
Thursday, Rashad Riddick was found not guilty by reason of insanity. In agreement with the prosecution, Riddick admitted he killed his uncle James Jackson, Jackson's wife Karen, and her daughter Chante Davis on their Madison County farm in February 2011.
In a court order, Riddick admits there's enough evidence to convict him.
Thursday's orders are a joint agreement between the prosecution and defense. Riddick and the prosecution agree to all the allegations against him, but they also agree he was not sane at the time of the killings.
In court Thursday, a psychiatrist who has studied Riddick extensively over the last few years testified. The psychiatrist said Riddick suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and acted out of compulsion when he killed his three family members in Madison three and a half years ago.
"It was his preference to not subject the family to a trial. These are his cousins, these are his relatives, and he knows he's done an unspeakable crime. He's caused them immense pain and understands they probably will never forgive him,” said Joseph Flood, Riddick's attorney.
When it comes to Riddick, family members of the victims had just one thing to say after court Thursday.
"There's a place in hell waiting for him, that's all I got to say," said Janice Barber, victim's sister.
There is no chance for Riddick to ever petition, appeal, or ask for parole. Riddick will be transported to Central State Friday morning where he will stay for the rest of his life.