A man in central New York who murdered his father says that psychedelic drugs are at least partially to blame.
Herman Tolbert Jr., 24, plead guilty on Thursday to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter for killing Herman Tolbert Sr. with a butcher knife, according to The Post-Standard.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Matthew Doran told state Supreme Court Justice John Brunetti that Tolbert had a history of mental issues which were amplified when he took hallucinogenic mushrooms three days before the killing.
Tolbert suffered from emotional distress due to a reaction to the mushrooms, Doran said.
Because of the plea deal, Brunetti agreed to give Tolbert a sentence of between 15 and 20 years in prison. Sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 4.
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