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Insanity plea for teen accused of killing

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (AP) - A state judge has ordered a psychiatric examination of 17-year-old accused of stabbing an 8-year-old boy and slashing his throat.

District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla says the case is on hold until that is in. Defense attorney Lewis Unglesby has entered a plea of "not guilty by reason of insanity" for the youth, who was 16 when Jackson "Jack" Attuso of Clinton was killed June 10.

Court papers say a search of his home found DVDs of "Dexter," a cable TV series about a serial killer who kills other killers.

The warrant application says the youth walked up to construction workers on June 10, asked them to call 911, and said he had just stabbed someone.

It says that when asked why, the youth said, "Because he was the first one there." Unglesby is not seeking bail.

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