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Tag Archives: insanity plea

Insanity defenses face long odds

Despite a few recent cases in which a mental defense was raised, local judges, attorneys and court observers say there has been a decline in the frequency of the defense.

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Jurors get case of dad who killed girls

A Wisconsin man who has admitted he killed his three young daughters was an angry, jealous person who decided that his "selfish desire for revenge" was worth more than his girls' lives, a prosecutor said during closing arguments Tuesday.

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Homicide suspect not likely to plead insanity

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh man accused of bludgeoning a woman to death apparently won’t plead insanity. Twenty-one-year-old Donald L. Martin is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and armed robbery. Martin told investigators he attacked the 22-year-old woman with a hammer last year because he was in a rage and needed drugs to feed his addiction. His jury trial ...

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