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Crim Law- Insanity Question

Postby buckythebadger » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:17 pm

So I'm trying to organize my thoughts on the insanity defense and was looking for some feedback. If you are looking to get evidence in on a mental abnormality (not insane by definition), there are two basic rules:

D can not say that "because I have a mental abnormality, I am unable to lack specific intent." This would be inadmissible

However D can introduce evidence of his mental abnormality and show along with his actions, that at the time of the murder he lacked specific intent because of his mental abnormality. Which would be an affirmative defense

This sound right?

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