Second-degree murder suspect pleads not guilty

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Murder suspect Timothy Dangerfield has changed his plea to not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.

Dangerfield is accused of second-degree murder in the brutal killing of 22-year-old Shacrista Jones on General Patton Street last September.

After the murder, Dangerfield allegedly went to a second location and began threatening his relatives and was ultimately shot and tased by police.

Police said Dangerfield also stabbed himself with a knife.

After allowing Dangerfield to change his plea, Judge David Ritchie ordered that psychiatrists examine him and report back on Dangerfield's sanity at the time of the murder, as well as whether he is competent to stand trial.

The doctors are to report back to the court on July 18th.

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