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In Coffman v US, the United States Courts of Appeal held:
"Insanity means such a perverted and deranged condition of the mental and moral faculties as to render a person incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong, or unconscious at the time of the nature of his act, or though conscious of his conduct and able to distinguish between right and wrong, and knowing that the act is wrong, yet his will - by which is meant to the governing power of his mind - has been involuntarily so completely destroyed that his actions are not subject to it but are beyond his control."
In US v Monroe, the Court added:
"A defendant is insane within the meaning of the law if, at the time of the alleged criminal conduct, as a result of mental disease or defect, he lacked substantial capacity to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law or to appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct."
Originally posted by Redevilfan09
I think he lost that plea when he shot a member of congress, and he is probably still being tortured now and in solitary confinement where his mental illness is probably going to get worse.edit on 23-1-2011 by Redevilfan09 because: typo
Originally posted by The_Zomar
Simple question. Anyone have an answer?