Jury hears mental health expert testimony in Bargo trial

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -- On the fourth day of Michael Bargo’s resentencing trial, a jury weighed the testimony of a mental health expert.

In 2011, Bargo was convicted of killing Seath Jackson in Marion County. Bargo was initially sentenced to the death penalty; however, given a change in Florida’s death penalty law Bargo is due a new trial.

On Monday, defense called clinical psychologist Dr. Hyman Eisenstein to the stand. Eisenstein evaluated Bargo for hours after Jackson’s death. In the testimony Eisenstein told the jury Bargo has a long history of mental health and trauma including dysfunctional family. Eisenstein also testified Bargo had been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, bipolar and schizoaffective disorders.

Court proceedings are expected to end Tuesday, contingent upon closing statements and jury deliberation. TV 20 will bring you updates as more information becomes available.