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Sep 29, 2017

Trial for man who killed 3 neighbors moves to insanity phase

The trial for a Milwaukee man who prosecutors say methodically shot and killed three of his neighbors at point-blank range will move directly to whether he was mentally competent at the time of the crime.

Jun 16, 2017

Insanity pleas accepted in homicide case

A Wisconsin man who fatally shot his father and then burned and buried the body has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Oct 14, 2015

Insanity plea entered in fatal Wood County shooting

A teen accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's mother in central Wisconsin has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease.

Mar 1, 2015

Former Dane County deputy pleads insanity in deaths of 2

A former Dane County sheriff's deputy has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the killings of his wife and sister-in-law.

Jul 30, 2014

Top court refuses to grant new trial for killer (UPDATE)

A convicted Beloit man who used an insanity plea to defend against a murder charge is not entitled to a new trial, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Aug 13, 2013

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.

Jul 23, 2013

Insanity plea in child-asphyxiation case

A central Wisconsin woman accused of trying to kill four of her six children to spare them the pain of her divorce has pleaded insanity.

Apr 16, 2013

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.

Mar 6, 2013

Insanity defense planned in homicide case

An Eau Claire man accused of killing a 39-year-old man with a crowbar plans an insanity defense.

Mar 2, 2013

Cop’s husband pleads insanity in her death

An Iraq War veteran charged with fatally shooting his wife, a suburban Milwaukee police officer, while she was on duty on Christmas Eve 2012 entered an insanity plea Friday.

Sep 13, 2012

Woman drops insanity plea in fetal abduction

A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus dropped her insanity plea during a final hearing Thursday before her trial starts next week.

Aug 2, 2012

Defense attorney: Suspect in Milwaukee shooting plans insanity plea

The lawyer for a Milwaukee man accused of shooting and killing his teenage neighbor over allegedly stolen guns says his client plans to use an insanity defense.


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