History of Insanity Plea
10:56 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Insanity Plea: A Rare And Misunderstood Defense

Last summer 12 people were fatally shot and 70 others were injured when a gunman opened fire in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater. James Holmes, the suspect in that shooting pleaded not guilty last week by reason of insanity.  David Hyde explores the history and myths behind the insanity plea with author and law professor Michael Perlin.

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