Glens Falls murder defendant likely to pursue psychiatric defense

November 29, 2017 06:37 PM

QUEENSBURY - He's 21 years old, accused of two counts of first degree murder and now we learn that Bryan Redden has a long list of emotional and psychological disorders.

According to court documents obtained by NewsChannel 13 on Wednesday,  Redden suffers from bi-polar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder.

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Redden's attorney, Marty McGuinness, put the court on notice that he intends to use mental defect or extreme emotional disturbance as a defense.

Redden, who appeared in court Wednesday with a completely shaven head, is accused of stabbing and killing Crystal Riley and her 4-year-old daughter, Lilly Frasier, inside Riley's Glens Falls home back in August.

McGuinness also filed paperwork Wednesday that says on the day of the alleged murders Redden was under the influence of cocaine and alcohol and was "extremely intoxicated from the combination of the two." 

According to documents filed by prosecutors, DNA was found all over the apartment, the victims' clothing and the alleged murder weapon.

Judge John Hall ordered Redden to give a DNA sample so investigators can determine if it's Redden's DNA which was recovered from the scene. 

Redden's attorney consented to his client providing a sample.

If convicted of the top counts of murder in the first degree, Redden faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the chance of parole.


Mark Mulholland

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