WTOP.com reported that East Coast rapist suspect Aaron Thomas will be claiming insanity in his Prince William County trial.
Thomas has a hearing in Manassas on Friday to determine if he is competent enough to stand trial, said WTOP. To learn more about what Thomas’ lawyers have said about his stay in jail, visit WTOP.com
Thomas has been linked by DNA evidence to rapes across the East Coast, thus the name "East Coast Rapist" police bestowed upon the suspect. The cases range from locally in Dale City, in Prince George's County in Maryland, Hybla Valley in Fairfax County, Leesburg and New Haven, CT.
Thomas was arrested at his home in Connecticut March 4 last year and was extradited to Prince William County.
On March 7, 2011, area police credited technology and “good old-fashioned” investigative techniques for the eventual arrest of Thomas.