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March 2, 2013

Lawyer says Danvers man charged in father's slaying was hallucinating during interrogation


But police pointed out to him that he was clear-headed enough to go to Lawrence with his friend after that to purchase heroin, before returning and stabbing his father when he heard him make a noise.

Tests of Anastasi’s urine taken after his arrest confirmed the presence of drugs in his system, and a psychologist hired by the defense concluded that Anastasi was delusional at the time of the killing due in large part to those drugs.

Prosecutors are expected to file their opposition to the motion before the hearing, which is scheduled for April 16.


Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.




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