Attorney says Hyde Park suspect is mentally ill
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The lawyer for Edwin Alemany, the man accused of kidnapping and killing Amy Lord, said Alemany has a history of mental illness.
Police said Alemany kidnapped the 24-year-old from her South Boston home in July and forced her to withdraw money from ATMs before killing her.
Alemany was also charged in the assaults of two other women within hours of Lord's death.
A lawyer for the Alemany said his client is weighing whether to pursue an insanity defense. He said Edwin Alemany was diagnosed at age 14 with schizophrenia and having psychotic delusions.
"Really is a troubled guy, really just a sick cookie. You have a man who's basically been in trouble his entire life; he can't stay out of trouble. You see a picture emerging of a man who is deeply ill. Deeply, deeply ill,” said Jeffrey Denner, Alemany’s attorney.
Denner said it's too early to say if he'll pursue an insanity defense.
Lord's body was discovered in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park on July 23.
Alemany has not been formally charged yet because he was still undergoing a mental evaluation.