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Columbus man accused of killing man in SUV claims insanity

Robert Cantelli, 34 (Source: Columbus Police Department) Robert Cantelli, 34 (Source: Columbus Police Department)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus man facing amurder trial is claiming insanity as his defense.  Robert Cantelli, 34, is accused offatally shooting Joshua Hill in the backseat of his SUV two years ago.

After the shooting, Cantelli reportedly drove toSeale, Alabama with the victim's body still in the SUV.

When News Leader 9 first reported on this story more than two years ago, authorities told us neighbors called 911 saying they saw Cantelli running around thevehicle with a gun, covered in blood. Police found the body after a chase and accident. 

A public defender says Cantelli toldpolice he used methamphetamine before the shooting. 

Officials confirmed Cantelli has gone throughmental health court and several evaluations. Cantelli's trial is set to start next week onTuesday, December 11. 

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