Defense attorney Darrell Heckman said it’s believed Nicholas’ alleged split personality “Jeff” is a character from an internet horror series “Jeff the Killer,” who is known for fictitious brutal killings on the shows.
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In the 911 phone call obtained by this news organization, Nicholas told dispatchers that another personality killed Taylor.
“I just killed my mother,” Nicholas said. “It wasn’t me who, who, it wasn’t me who killed her. It was Jeff. Jeff. I’m sorry. This is going to be really hard to explain but I kind of have another person inside me,” Nicholas said.
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A forensic psychologist, Daniel Hrinko, testified a year ago in Champaign County Family Court that Nicholas suffers from a dissociative disorder. He originally pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
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