Arthur Donald Copeland, the Pasadena man charged with shooting his wife in a crowded parking lot at Marley Station mall, yesterday pleaded not criminally responsible by reason of insanity.
Also yesterday, a Circuit Court judge denied a prosecutor's request that Copeland's$100,000 bond be revoked. A friend posted bond for Copeland shortly after the 57-year-old man's January arrest on charges of assault withintent to murder, but Copeland's attorney said the man will remain institutionalized until his trial.
Frederick M. Paone, an assistant state's attorney, sought to havethe bond revoked because Copeland, as of last week, is a voluntary patient at the Crownsville Hospital Center, a mental hospital. Copeland had been admitted to the Taylor Manor Hospital Center in Ellicott City shortly after his arrest and had been transferred March 14 to Crownsville on an involuntary commitment.