WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris county) – A former Olympic equestrian has been found not guilty by reason of insanity for a 2019 shooting in Long Valley, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
On August 7, 2019 Police received a 9-1-1 call at around 2:13 p.m. requesting service at 411 West Mill Road for a female with gunshot wounds.
Washington Township Police responded to the scene and located Lauren Kanarek who had sustained what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.
Barisone, and a second male victim were also located at the scene. A handgun was also recovered.
On December 18, 2019, an indictment was returned charging Barisone, with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, and two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Carroll said.
The jury found Barisone not guilty by reason of insanity of one count of first-degree attempted murder and one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. The jury also found him not guilty on the remaining two charges, Carroll said.
A not guilty by reason of insanity disposition hearing is scheduled before Judge Taylor on May 17, Carrol said.
Barisone was tried before the Hon. Stephen J. Taylor and a jury between March 28, 2022 and April 11, 2022. The State was represented at trial by Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Schellhorn and Assistant Prosecutor Alexander Bennett.