Suspect in Carlsbad school shooting enters insanity plea
Brendan O'Rourke entered the plea Thursday in the Vista branch of San Diego County Superior Court. His next court appearance is set for Aug. 17.
Witnesses said O'Rourke was screaming incoherently when he jumped the fence at Kelly Elementary School last October and began firing randomly before being tackled by construction workers.
He remains in custody and faces charges that could bring a life sentence.
--Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Brendan O'Rourke in court Oct. 13, 2010. Credit: Charlie Neuman / San Diego Union-Tribune