Travis Frink, the man accused of murdering his mother at Dartmouth Hitcock Medical Center last year was in court Tuesday afternoon, changing his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.
Other than a few smirks of disagreement, Frink sat stone-faced in court as victim impact statement from his children and relatives were read out loud.
Frink was charged with murdering his mother, 70-year-old Pamela Ferriere, back in September of 2017 who at that time, was in the ICU, receiving care for aneurysm.
When asked what his reasoning was for killing his mother, Frink said “relief” from what he describes as years of physical and mental abuse.
“The defendant began to talk about being raise in a laboratory. Talk about having a device implanted in his brain. He called himself quote a slave to his mother,” said Prosecutor Jeff Strelzin.
The prosecution added that none of his family members they spoke with were able to confirm his statements.
Doctors diagnosed the 50-year-old with bipolar and schizo-affective disorder.
Frink will be committed to the state prison’s secure psychiatric unit, and he’ll be re-evaluated after five years.