An 83-year-old man was sentenced on Friday to eight years in state prison in connection with his 2019 attempted murder of a neighbor where he allegedly improvised a rifle to fire at the victim’s house.
The 83-Year-Old-Man Reportedly Has Mental Health Issue
The case of the 83-year-old man by the name of Terrance Kurhansky has now come to the hands of Westmoreland County Common Pleas and reached a verdict. According to the report of TribLive, the 83-year-old man previously admitted his charges earlier in June which include attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, two weapons offenses, and charges of reckless endangerment and simple assault.
All of these charges can be traced back to September 17, 2019, when investigators claimed that the 83-year-old man accused the victim of trying to attack him with high-frequency radio waves which in turn incited the 83-year-old man to surround his home with foils to keep off the waves.
It was said in the report that the 83-year-old man struggled with his mental health for years and hasn’t been given mental health treatment in the senior care home he’s been confined to. This has prompted Assistant District Attorney Katie Ranker to debate that the 83-year-old man is using his current condition to make himself less accountable for his charges.
Defense attorney James Crosby, on the other hand, cleared out that the 83-year-old man will not be able to withstand a prison term because his condition is getting worse and it might only cause the death of him.
The 83-Year-Old-Man’s Case Verdict
The 83-year-old man will temporarily stay in an elderly care unit at the State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands in Somerset County until such time the 83-year-old man can be moved to the state prison to face a 4-to-8-year prison term. The 83-year-old man has been serving three years in jail after his arrest making him eligible for parole next year.