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How the insanity defence against a murder charge works

A Melbourne man was found not guilty this week of murdering a homeless man by reason of mental impairment. The man, Easton Woodhead, who suffers from schizophrenia, killed Morgan Perry, believing Perry had stolen his motorcycle. A Supreme Court jury acquitted Woodhead of murder on the basis of mental impairment. […]
How the insanity defence against a murder charge works
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Recently Re-Elected Chicago Judge Is Legally Insane

[credit provider=”Vimeo” url=”http://vimeo.com/52185017″] A Democratic Party-backed judge who won re-election in November while facing battery charges was found not guilty Monday–by reason of insanity.The insanity verdict could aid the judge’s effort to return to the bench.
Recently Re-Elected Chicago Judge Is Legally Insane
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Most Mass Murderers Aren’t Actually Mentally Ill

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=adam%20lanza&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1355753701&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=d744da45f15440418429de8646d926b3&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Adam Lanza, killer of 20 children and seven adults, including his mother, is a mass murderer – he murdered a large number of people in a short time in one place. He then committed suicide in a classroom.Ending your life or having the police shoot you […]
Most Mass Murderers Aren’t Actually Mentally Ill
Lifestyle

JetBlue Pilot Who Had A Mid-Air Meltdown Is Free To Go Home

[credit provider=”ASSOCIATED PRESS”] AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and yelling about religion and terrorists is free to go home rather than be committed to a mental health facility, a Texas judge ruled Friday.Clayton Osbon was charged with interference […]
JetBlue Pilot Who Had A Mid-Air Meltdown Is Free To Go Home
Markets

The Sad Story Of A Banker Watching His Boss Completely Flip Out

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Straitjacket-rear.jpg”] Things can get a little stressful on Wall Street, and because of that, sometimes people snap.It’s not pretty, it’s not funny (all the time), it’s just cautionary.
The Sad Story Of A Banker Watching His Boss Completely Flip Out
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7 Notorious Defendants Who Successfully Used The Insanity defence

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=lorena%20bobbitt&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1343849396&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=87f3e9701fe5da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The insanity defence is all the rage these days.Jared Lee Loughner, who’s accused of shooting former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is still being held in a prison hospital in Missouri while doctors try to ensure he’s “mentally fit” to stand trial, the Associated Press reported in June.
7 Notorious Defendants Who Successfully Used The Insanity defence