It was revealed in court Monday that Thomas Proesel was found legally insane by a physician at the Colorado Mental Health Institute. Proesel is accused of pushing a snowboarder off a lift at Aspen Highlands after the snowboarder commented:
“To get tits deep pow shots you just need to be on your edges.”
32 year old Proesel has plead not guilty for reason of insanity against the charges of felony attempted assault for pushing snowboarder Seth Beckton off a lift at Aspen Highlands in January. Beckton fell approximately 25 feet into fresh snow and was uninjured.
A trail has been set for July so the judge can make an official finding about Proesel’s mental state.
*It is important that we all stay vigilant about our friends and family members when it comes to mental health. The more we talk about it and the less we stigmatize it the better we will all be.