Man accused in killing acquitted by reason of mental illness

A judge says a 24-year-old onetime Marine accused of breaking into a Shakopee home and fatally shooting a man is not guilty by reason of mental illness.

Brady Zipoy was acquitted of second-degree intentional murder based on two court-ordered examinations that showed he had been suffering from various psychotic episodes connected to politics, religion, George Floyd’s death and his military service.

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Scott County District Court Judge Paul Vraaon on Wednesday ordered Zipoy committed to the St. Peter Security Hospital for the June killing of 65-year-old Timothy Guion.

County Attorney Ron Hocevar called it a "tough pill to swallow" added that both mental evaluations were done by respected psychologists and it was a valid mental illness defense.