Crime

Lisa Marie Lesyshen enters insanity plea in killing of her nine-year-old son, Asher

Update: Last May, Routt County's Lisa Marie Lesyshen, seen here, was arrested for the murder of Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan, her nine-year-old son. She subsequently appeared in a Denver court for an evidentiary hearing at which it was revealed that the shooting took place after she learned her husband was having an affair. See our previous coverage below. Now, Lesyshen, who's partially paralyzed as a result of a suicide attempt after the killing, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Details, photos and videos below.
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