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Terry Sturgis faces 11 more charges, plans to plead insanity

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- More charges were filed on Thursday against the South Bend man accused of killing his 10-year-old son.

35-year-old Terry Sturgis was already charged with murder and battery.

Police say he killed his son, Tramelle, last month by beating him to death with a club and belt.

But now, Sturgis faces 11 more charges for allegedly abusing his other kids. The charges are as follows:

COUNT IV: CONFINEMENT,
CLASS B FELONY

COUNT V: BATTERY,
CLASS C FELONY

COUNT VI: BATTERY,
CLASS B FELONY

COUNT VII: BATTERY,
CLASS B FELONY

COUNT VIII: BATTERY,
CLASS A MISDEMEANOR

COUNT IX: NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT,
CLASS B FELONY

COUNT X: CONFINEMENT,
CLASS B FELONY

COUNT XI: BATTERY,
CLASS B FELONY

COUNT XII: NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT,
CLASS A FELONY

COUNT XIII: BATTERY,
CLASS C FELONY

COUNT XIV: BATTERY,
CLASS B FELONY

 

We also learned Thursday that  Sturgis plans to claim "insanity" as a defense.

He is scheduled to be back in court on Dec. 20.

 

(Source: This information was a press release courtesy of the Prosecutor's Office.)

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