Day Two Of Sentencing Phase In Rojas Trial

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 9:40am

EDINBURG- Diabetes may have affected Rojas' decision making when he shot his family, at least that's what the defense is trying to persuade the jury to believe.

An expert from Stanford University was brought in to testify that Rojas has type two diabetes and has had no proper treatment for the condition. She says it could have affected Rojas decision making at the time of the shooting on December sixth 2008 when he killed his mother law, two step sons and his own son.

"I think Mr Rojas was under a lot of stress at the time of committing that crime and i think his diabetes was not controlled at the time as evidence of the glucose levels shortly after. His actions were evidence of diminish capacity," said Dr. Natalie Rasgon.

The doctor also said that she didn't come to make an excuse on why Rojas committed the crime but to give an explanation on how diabetes without treatment can affect the brain.

Court is expected to resume Wednesday morning.

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