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'My brain made me do it'--how neuroscience may change the insanity defence. South African Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 15: 4-6.
Sam Kamin, a law professor at the University of Denver, said there is "pronounced" evidence that the attack was premeditated, which would seem to make an insanity defence difficult.
Malvo's lawyers are presenting an insanity defence to capital murder charges in the death of FBI analyst Linda Franklin, who was shot on October 14, 2002.
Lawyers for Washington sniper suspect Lee Malvo are to mount an insanity defence at his murder trial, arguing that the teenager was a victim of 'indoctrination' by his older co-defendant John Muhammad.
Marilyn Lemak, 44, had seen her insanity defence for the 1999 killing of the children, aged three, six and seven, rejected by a jury.
However, a trial was required because the Act states that only a jury can decide if the insanity defence is valid.
Lawyers for New Yorker David Tarloff, 40, who was in court to plead not guilty to murdering Kathryn Faughey in February, will use the claim to help form the basis of a possible insanity defence.