From CTV News
Like so many others who pull out the God card to justify their violent and despicable actions, Harmit Bhangu is no exception.
No prison time for Canadian resident in U.S. stabbing
This photo provided by the Clay County police via The Forum, shows Harmit Bhangu. (AP Photo/Clay County police via The Forum)
The Canadian Press
Date: Friday Oct. 23, 2009 7:24 AM ET
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 33-year-old man from Canada won’t face prison time after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for stabbing a Montana trucker at a Moorhead rest stop.
Harmit Bhangu will instead be deported after he’s sentenced to jail time already served on a separate assault charge. He’ll go to either Canada, where he’d been working, or to his native India.
Clay County Attorney Brian Melton did not oppose a doctor’s determination that Bhangu didn’t know what he was doing last Jan. 11 when he stabbed Dale Morigeau, a truck driver from Ronan, Mont. Morigeau survived the attack.
Psychologists testified in April that Bhangu believed he heard God order him to kill Morigeau.