mentally diseased

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Justice is not achieved by punishing the mentally diseased who cannot
Appleby was examined by a doctor at St Luke's Hospital in Middlesbrough, who told Leeds Assizes Court that he believed the killer was suffering from "clouded consciousness" and was "mentally diseased at the time of the stabbing".
Although he declares this, however, he is a mentally diseased man who does not know who he is.
There was absolutely no purpose in it at all, no reason in it at all, no motive in it at all" (Darrow 14), thereby arguing that his clients acted as mentally diseased young men mechanically driven by misshapen social impulses.