Hampton man accused of stabbing mother to death found not guilty

Posted at 12:38 PM, May 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-31 12:38:37-04

A Hampton man accused of stabbing his mother to death has been found not guilty.

A judge recently found 29-year-old Vernon Goodson not guilty - by reason of insanity.

Goodson admitted to killing his mother last year and stabbing his father when he was a teen.

But he says he blacked out both times - describing the acts as uncontrollable.

He killed his mother last July in her home on Greenbrier Avenue.

A hearing in July will determine whether Goodson will be released or committed for treatment.