insanity defense

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insanity de·fense

n. defensa por demencia.
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He said: "We're not buying the insanity defence at all.
His lawyers were expected to mount an insanity defence for Holmes who surrendered to officers outside the theatre in the Denver suburb of Aurora within minutes of the mass killing.
In Norway, an insanity defence requires that a defendant be in a state of psychosis while committing the crime with which he or she is charged.
A US Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in an attack on his Texas base will probably plead not guilty and may use an insanity defence at his military trial, his lawyer said.
She would then be committed to a psychiatric institution - but not in the US capital if the insanity defence is imposed against the defendant's wishes.
My brain made me do it'--how neuroscience may change the insanity defence.