Teens held in killings undergo testing

April 15, 1994|By Darren M. Allen | Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer

Jason Aaron DeLong and Sara E. Citroni, the two teen-agers charged in the fatal stabbing of Mr. DeLong's mother and her boyfriend in Westminster in July, have been examined by a panel state psychologists, court records show.

But while both have undergone days of testing and evaluation at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, the psychologists' findings on their competency to stand trial on first-degree murder charges are not expected to be completed much before June, the records say.

Both defendants were in the Carroll County Detention Center last night.

Mr. DeLong, 19, was returned there from Perkins this week and Ms. Citroni, 17, was returned to Carroll County after her Perkins evaluation last month.

Pre-trial motions -- when the results of the psychological evaluations are expected to be made public -- are set for July 8 before Carroll Circuit Court Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr.

Both teens have pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that they stabbed Cathryn Brace Farrar, 39, and her boyfriend George William Wahl, 35, on July 29, 1993.

Ms. Farrar was Mr. DeLong's mother and Mr. Wahl was a brother-in-law to Carroll State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman.

Ms. Farrar, a nurse's aide, had been stabbed more than 80 times. Mr. Wahl, who worked at the Westminster McDonald's, had more than 40 wounds.

Westminster police discovered the bodies Aug. 2 and arrested Mr. DeLong and Ms. Citroni several days later in Florida.

Mr. DeLong's attorneys claim that he killed his mother in self-defense.

They said Mr. DeLong will testify that he was sexually abused by her all his life and on July 29 he "snapped."

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