Suspect pleads insanity in Pushmataha Co. murder

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ANTLERS, OK - Authorities say a man accused of murdering a Pushmataha County man in his home has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The hearing for 49-year-old Robert Parsons has been pushed back so he can undergo a psychological evaluation.

Parsons is charged with first degree murder in the death of 77- year-old Garland Cogburn. Deputies say they found Cogburn dead in his Antlers home last November. Parsons confessed to hitting Cogburn in the head with a hatchet and then stealing his vehicle.

Parsons is scheduled to be back in court May 23 to determine whether he needs to be reevaluated.