Lawrence Michael Handley

Lawrence Michael Handley

The Lafayette businessman charged with plotting to kidnap and kill his estranged wife has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

An attorney for 49-year-old Michael Handley entered the written plea on Monday and requested a sanity commission to determine whether he was "of sufficient mental capacity to distinguish between right and wrong and comprehend the nature and quality of said act."

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