Machete, knife attack suspect resumes testimony

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man trying to convince a jury he was insane when he took part in a machete and knife attack of a woman and her daughter is back on the witness stand.

Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Gribble was continuing his testimony today. On Monday, he told the jury he had fantasized about torturing and killing his mother because she had abused him.

Gribble has admitted he took part in the October 2009 killing of Kimberly Cates and attempt to kill her 11-year-old daughter Jaimie. But he is asking a jury to rule he was insane at the time.

On Monday, two defense witnesses testified Gribble had anti-social personality traits, but he was sane.

The trial began Thursday.

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