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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Witnesses say the man accused of trying to kill a Louisville police officer was high on psychedelic mushrooms. 27-year-old Joseph Starcher is accused of shooting officer Andrea Rice several times with her own gun.
She was responding to a domestic violence call in Okolona when she was attacked by a naked and bloody man.
A psychiatrist told jurors that the drugs made Starcher deranged and incompetent, but Prosecutor Chris Foster fired back: "Is there any evidence that he's incompetent today?"
Psychiatrist Dr. Robert Granacher replied, "I have not examined him today, but the way he's acting in court, I would say it's highly unlikely."
Starcher is also accused of shooting his girlfriend and neighbor. All three recovered.