insanity defense

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insanity de·fense

n. defensa por demencia.
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At the double inquest the coroner's jury found that Daniel Baker died by his own hand while suffering from temporary insanity, and that Samuel Morritz was murdered by some person or persons to the jury unknown.
This fell in with the most recent fashionable theory of temporary insanity, so often applied in our days in criminal cases.
The perspiration stood in beads upon his face, his knees knocked together, his every limb trembled, the power of articulation was quite gone; and there he stood, panting for breath, gazing on them with such livid ashy looks, that they were infected with his fear, though ignorant of its occasion, and, reflecting his dismayed and horror-stricken visage, stared back again without venturing to question him; until old John Willet, in a fit of temporary insanity, made a dive at his cravat, and, seizing him by that portion of his dress, shook him to and fro until his very teeth appeared to rattle in his head.
A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.
In the wary primeval savage this shyness might have been natural, but the other too, the civilized creature, the thinker, the escaping "political" had developed an absurd form of morbid pessimism, a form of temporary insanity, originating perhaps in the physical worry and discomfort of the chain.
class="MsoNormalSYMPATHISE class="MsoNormalThe saving grace was a provision in law called temporary insanity, where judges sympathise with a killer because of the provocation they must have faced.
Judge Curtis-Raleigh said that even after his arrest in June this year, Onafuye continued lying, first by accusing residents of lying, then claiming at trial he had been suffering from temporary insanity caused by not eating during Ramadan.
The consultative forensic doctor also testified that the defendant was not aware of his actions at the time of the incident as he suffered 'temporary insanity'," contended lawyer Al Shamsi.
At trial, Haywood sought to present an expert to testify Schmuhl was suffering from a medication-induced delirium, a defense "premised on temporary insanity."
Shafee got his client off the death sentence when the court ruled temporary insanity, after the soldier went on a shooting rampage in Chow Kit in 1987 and caused one death from a bullet ricochet.
Jeanius These Inside Out Jeans aren't just a terrible idea because they're ugly and would make the wearer look like they're suffering temporary insanity...
In the previous episode, Carly was not happy about the idea of pleading guilty by reason of temporary insanity for pushing Nelle (Chloe Lanier) down the stairs at the Quartermaine mansion.
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