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TYLER, Texas (AP) — A woman who claimed God ordered her to bash in the heads of her sons was acquitted of all charges by reason of insanity Saturday after a jury determined she did not know right from wrong during the killings.
A jury found that Deanna Laney was legally insane May 9 when she killed her two older sons, ages 6 and 8, in the front yard and left the youngest, now 2, maimed in his crib. Laney, 39, would have received an automatic life sentence had she been convicted of capital murder.
"Now and for the rest of her life, the punishment and torment that's going on in her own head is more significant and more damaging to her than anything the criminal justice system could have done, other than death," Curry said.
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
I should clarify.
There are some people who are crazy and it is obvious.
There are some that are not (borderline).
I was really talking about people like the woman mentioned above.
But even so, I think that they know what is right from wrong.
There is a lot of muddy waters in the field of insanity so obviously there is no absolute. There are too many types of insanity to really make any blanket statement.
But should one be made, I think mine would be closest to true.
I am in no way an expert on it though.
All five mental health experts consulted in the case, including two for the prosecution and one for the judge, concluded that a severe mental illness caused Laney to have psychotic delusions that rendered her incapable of knowing right from wrong during the killings
Originally posted by SpittinCobra
Hay, for you people the believe, Maybe God did tell her. He had his only son Killed.
Originally posted by Amuk[/]
He told Abraham to do the same and people praise him whats the difference?
I agree, What if God told you people to kill, would you? I mean if you really thought God was telling you to, would you?