Butler County Times Gazette
  • Tarrant pleads not guilty to stabbing roommate

  • Debra Tarrant pleaded not guilty to attempted murder
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  • Debra Tarrant pleaded not guilty to attempted murder in the first degree during her arraignment hearing on Monday afternoon in Butler County District Court.
    "My client wishes to enter a not guilty plea at this time," said Tarrant's attorney, James Watts. "I will tell the court we are in the process of contracting a mental health evaluation. It is not secret that we are considering the possibility of a mental disease or defect in this case."
    Judge Charles Hart, in an effort to conduct a fair and speedy trial, set the pretrial conference plea docket for 9 a.m. Oct, 17. The jury trial date was set for 9 a.m. Oct. 21.

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