NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The father of a New Hampshire girl who was maimed during a deadly home invasion while he was away on business tells jurors he no longer travels for work.
David Cates of Mont Vernon testified Monday in the insanity case of 21-year-old Christopher Gribble.READ MORE: I-Team: High School Failure Rates In Massachusetts Jumped During Pandemic
Gribble has admitted hacking to death Cates’ wife, Kimberly, and maiming the couple’s 11-year-old daughter, Jaimie, but says he is not guilty by reason of insanity.
Cates works as an engineer with BAE Systems, a global defense and security company.READ MORE: 'Had A Heart Of Gold': Construction Worker Killed In Newton Identified As Russell Harron
He wept as a police sergeant described Jaimie’s slash wounds and her whispers to police that she thought her mommy was dead.
Jaimie survived the attacks by playing dead. She lost part of her left foot and suffered 18 wounds and a broken jaw.MORE NEWS: 'I Don't Want To Be A Vigilante': Mikayla Miller's Mother Demands Justice At Hopkinton Rally
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