Man accused of shooting officer planning to use "migraine defense"

PELHAM, AL (WBRC) - The man accused of killing a Pelham police officer is reported to use migraine medication as his defense.

Bart Wayne Johnson is charged with capital murder in the December 2009 murder of Officer Philip Davis. Johnson is pleading 'not guilty' due to mental defect.

Johnson's attorney says his client was taking migraine medication that made him panic. He also claims Johnson was sleep deprived.

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