Insanity defense difficult for shooting suspect.

Posted: January 11, 2011 in Uncategorized
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WASHINGTON – In an earlier time, the emerging portrait of a deeply troubled young man might have given Jared Loughner’s lawyers the basis of an insanity defense. But John Hinckley’s successful insanity claim after shooting President Ronald Reagan led Congress to raise the bar, making the task harder.

How can anyone even consider an insanity plea when Loughner admits “I Planned Ahead”.

An insane person doesn’t plan their actions.

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