insanity defense

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Related to Criminally insane: insanity plea, Not guilty by reason of insanity, GBMI
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insanity de·fense

n. defensa por demencia.
References in classic literature ?
Had he said: "This is not a human being that you see, but the remains of a chemically produced counterfeit created in my own laboratory," they would have smiled, and either hanged him or put him away with the other criminally insane.
The latest craze has led some staff to complain they are "personal shoppers for the criminally insane" after patients constantly ask them to check sportswear websites and Amazon so they can order the trainers.
for the criminally insane. It might have been England and Ireland,
28 episode of "General Hospital," his violent act against Kiki Jerome may land him right back in the institution for the criminally insane.
| March 21 THE notorious Alcatraz maximum high-security prison located in San Francisco Bay, which housed the criminally insane, finally closed its doors today in 1963 as the last 27 prisoners were taken in chains from Alcatraz Island by boat to complete their sentences elsewhere.
Minutes before murdering Mr Ahmad, he told a community psychiatric nurse that he was "criminally insane" and not responsible for his actions.
and 9 p.m.), created by the folks behind the musical-drama series, 'Glee,' introduced a criminally insane girl, Hester Ulrich (Lea Michele), who masterminded the murders of her sorority sisters with a number of conniving cohorts.
Another predictably brilliant film, this mystery thriller stars Leo DiCaprio as a US Marshal investigating weirdness at a hospital for the criminally insane. (2010/15) ....
Before we go any further, I want to be clear that I'm speaking only of those who are criminally insane, a tiny minority of those afflicted with mental-health problems.
Featuring lavish, full-color illustrations on almost every page, The Art of Rocksteady's Batman includes concept art, detailed in-game models, immersive settings, and a flair that brings the vigilante Batman, his criminally insane foes, and the brooding city of Gotham to life.
A no-nonsense US Marshal is sent to a remote hospital for the criminally insane to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a patient, but faces a wall of silence as he tries to get to the truth.
TH asy Sc ps thr Isla 9p wo beA US se ho cri to dis A no-nonsense US Marshal is sent to a remote hospital for the criminally insane to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a patient, but faces a wall of silence as he tries to get to the truth.