Springfield man pleads insanity in stabbing case

A Springfield man accused in a stabbing pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Aaron Webb is charged in Clark County Common Pleas Court with attempted murder.

In a filing with the court, the defendant’s attorney asked that his mental condition currently and at the time he was charged be evaluated.

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Webb’s legal trouble began when Springfield police responded to a call on the 1700 block of Mound Street in September. When they arrived they found a man bleeding from stab wounds on his throat and back and the victim was being treated by a witness.

Officers spoke with people at the home who said Webb was working on cars with the victim before the incident. One man told police he saw Webb standing over the victim with a knife.

“(The witness) was cleaning up after dinner when he heard scuffling and sound coming from (the victim) that ‘wasn’t a scream but something was wrong’,” the affidavit says. “(The witness) went back to investigate and found (Webb) standing over (the victim) (he was on the floor at this point) making large stabbing motions. (The victim) yelled for (the witness to) ‘help me, he’s killing me’”.

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At that point, Webb allegedly turned around and the witness saw a “razor knife” in his hand, according to the affidavit. Webb allegedly left after seeing the witness.

When officers arrived, another witness was applying pressure to the victim's woundsThe victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center where he was then transported to Miami Valley Hospital.

A next court date in his case wasn’t set.

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