Former California naval school professor pleads insanity in wife's killing, dismemberment



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SALINAS, California — A former professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey says he was insane when he shot and dismembered his ex-wife.

The Monterey County Herald (http://bit.ly/1t5E9qJ ) says 72-year-old Lawrence Jones entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

A judge said Tuesday that she'll appoint two experts next month to evaluate his mental state. If he's found insane, Jones could face life in a mental hospital.

Jones was arrested about two years ago after the remains of Norife Herrera were found scattered beside a road in San Benito County, days after the couple finalized their divorce.

Police say Jones used a shotgun to kill the 29-year-old in their Monterey home.

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