Man accused of killing father, daughter enters insanity plea

A man charged with killing a Manitowoc father and his teenage daughter has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease.

Karl Hess waived a preliminary hearing during a court appearance Wednesday in Manitowoc County Circuit Court and entered the plea. WLUK-TV reports a judge ordered a psychiatric exam.

Hess is charged with killing 51-year-old Richard Miller and his 19-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, at their home last September. A complaint says Hess fled with a safe and a wallet from the home.

The 35-year-old defendant is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. Hess is due back in court June 19 when the results of the psychiatric exam could be addressed.

Get your weather forecast from people who actually live in your community. We update with short, easy-to-use video forecasts you can watch on your phone every day. Download the iOS or Android app here.