Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I don't get it

The latest news of a mother on trial for killing her kids is here. She took them outside (except for the toddler) and bashed their heads in with a rock. The toddler, miraculously survived. She says "God" told her to do it and is pleading not-guilty by reason of insanity.

Shouldn't the correct plea be GUILTY by reason of insanity?

It's not like the defense is even contesting the fact that she did it. In Texas, being found not-guilty by reason of insanity means that you are held in a mental health facility until you are deemed stable then released back into society. How about instead, we find her guilty and then when she is mentally stable she can begin serving her life sentence in prison?

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