Girlfriend: Guam man hallucinated before rampage


HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The girlfriend of a 22-year-old Guam man accused of killing three Japanese tourists in a resort area last year says he was hallucinating in the hours leading up to the rampage.

Reanne Acasio testified Tuesday in Chad DeSoto's murder trial that DeSoto was in a fragile state before running a car onto a sidewalk, ramming into a convenience store, then getting out and stabbing bystanders.

He has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness.

Acasio says she spent eight hours chatting with DeSoto through Skype before the attack. She says he begged her to keep talking and complained about voices in his head. Acasio says she was scared but tried to remain calm and keep him talking. The connection dropped.

Acasio says she found out about the attack the next morning.

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