After entering an insanity plea
in December, MacPherson was sentenced Thursday.
An insanity plea
as a strategy for removing the stubborn chairmen raises fundamental questions about the elected leaders as it does the proponents.
Vaughan, an author, historian, and archaeologist, relates 25 cases of the insanity plea
in crimes in Victorian Britain, with information on the alleged crime, insanity condition, and outcome in court.
At first, Ashlee gave an insanity plea
but, in March this year, she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as part of a plea deal.
The court rejected an insanity plea
by Yosef Haim Ben David, saying he was fully aware of his actions at the time of the murder.
An Israeli man was convicted on Tuesday of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, as a court rejected his insanity plea
for a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war.
The court rejected Yosef's insanity plea
, determining that he murdered Abu Khdeir for "nationalistic" motives and noting he was "well aware" of his actions on the night of the killing.
JERUSALEM, April 19, 2016 (WAFA) - The primary suspect in the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir was convicted of murder on Tuesday, after an Israeli court in Jerusalem rejected an insanity plea
presented by the defendant.
The adult defendant in the Abu Khudair case, Yosef Haim Ben-David, lodged an insanity plea
that has held up his formal conviction and sentencing.
The third suspect has had his verdict delayed after a last minute insanity plea
The Central Criminal Court jury took about 30 minutes to reach its decision, having been told by prosecuting counsel Pat McGrath, SC, the insanity plea
was not contested.
As was formerly the case in Federal courts until the successful John Hinckley insanity plea
outraged the nation, once the Colorado judge accepted the insanity plea
, the plea acquired a presumption.