Man Says He Shot Attorney To Stop The Ringing In His Ears

Jul 16, 2014

A detective has testified that a man accused of gunning down a prominent Ky. defense attorney told police he did it to make his ears stop ringing.

Somerset Police Detective Chris Gates also testified that the defendant told police he had deciphered a newspaper message instructing him to carry out the killing.

Gates was among officers who interviewed Clinton Inabnitt shortly after Stanziano was shot repeatedly as he arrived at his law office in downtown Somerset last month.

Gates says Inabnitt told police he didn't want to carry out the shooting and understood it was wrong but it was something he had to do.

A judge sent the case to a grand jury after hearing testimony from Gates and a sheriff's detective who witnessed the shooting.