As he was arraigned on murder counts before a Delaware County judge Tuesday, Richard Plotts asked questions, sniffled, raised his eyebrows, and said he didn't understand all the charges against him.
Plotts, accused of killing his caseworker and exchanging gunfire with his psychiatrist at a Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital facility last month, appeared in court in Yeadon through a video feed from prison.
The 49-year-old Upper Darby Township man is charged with first- and third-degree murder for the killing of caseworker Theresa Hunt, assault for shooting his psychiatrist, and several related charges.
The arraignment was Plotts' first court appearance since he was released from the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania last week. He was initially arraigned at his hospital bedside, but the Delaware County District Attorney's Office said that Plotts' return to the county required a second arraignment on the same charges.