By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Banner Cornell Catlett, who is charged with murder but is being tried this week on arson in an unrelated case, exhibited "inexplicable behavior" such as staying in the woods naked and talking about satellites he was trying to communicate with, his attorney said in court Tuesday.
Catlett, 21, was indicted on a charge of first-degree arson following a September 1995 fire at a house on Sawmill Road near Hedgesville where he was living, according to officials and court records.
Defense attorney Jerry Dambro told the jury there was no motive for the fire because Catlett "is a very sick young man, mentally ill."