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Luka Magnotta knew what he was doing — but did not know it was wrong — on the night he killed 33-year-old Jun Lin, says the psychiatrist who concluded the accused was in a psychotic state on May 25, 2012.
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Marie-Frédérique Allard examined Magnotta for 23 hours over numerous days to come to her diagnosis, and she had access to extensive witness testimony, video entered into evidence and medical files.
"Mr. Magnotta suffers from schizophrenia; that illness was present on May 25, 2012, and it is responsible for the five charges against him," Allard told the court.
Allard explained there are two aspects to determining if someone is criminally responsible or not.
She concluded that Magnotta knew what he was doing — for example, by using a knife — but that his perception of whether this was right or wrong was skewed, since he had lost contact with reality because of his psychosis.
Allard told the court Magnotta was one of the most difficult patients she’s ever had to examine, because he tends to minimize his symptoms, which he prefers not to discuss.
"He doesn’t think he is as sick as he is," Allard testified, adding that in her opinion, "it’s clear" Magnotta suffers from schizophrenia.
Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.
Our individual genetic make-up determines the effect that stress has on our emotional centres. These are the findings of a group of researchers from the MedUni Vienna. Not every individual reacts in the same way to life events that produce the same degree of stress. Some grow as a result of the crisis, whereas others break down and fall ill, for example with depression. The outcome is determined by a complex interaction between depression gene versions and environmental factors.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Sabiduria
It doesn't matter if he was brain washed by aliens or he was completely normal person. He needs to be taken out of the general population. Pretty much all serial killers admit that if they were let out they would do it again. And I am sure if this dude was let out he would do it again.
What really gets me tho is if he knew what he was doing, and he was just in one of these 'hazes' I guess you could call it, then why did he take the - in today's standards - lengthy process to dismember, and mail body parts to people?
He knew what he was doing, and he knew it was wrong. He's just a psychopath, simple as that, think's he can get away with murder, get away with sentencing of a harsh crime, his smugness and arrogance shows this. Little does he now, even if he did get away with text book murder, his life will never, ever be free.
That diagnosis was found in medical documents from Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont. A psychiatrist who saw him in April, 2001, referred to Magnotta as “a bizarre presentation” and couldn’t tell if he was faking. “I am not sure what we are dealing with,” Allard quoted the doctor’s notes as saying. “I have a feeling he is looking for some secondary gain but what I don’t know what exactly he is intending to get.”