Vegas Father Loses God Appeal in Child Death Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a Las Vegas man found guilty but mentally ill after claiming he was commanded by God to kill his 12-year-old daughter.

William Redman's attorneys argued there was insufficient evidence to convict Redman of first-degree murder and that he was legally insane.

Justices on Thursday unanimously upheld a Clark County District Court judge's ruling that the insanity defense didn't apply.

Redman is serving 20 years to life in prison for stabbing his daughter, Gloria, to death in March 2008.

Redman, a Jehovah's Witness, was found with self-inflicted arms, wrist and neck wounds.

He told investigators God commanded him to kill the girl and himself to prevent the world's destruction, and he told his wife that Gloria would be resurrected three days later.

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