Out - Twinkie Defense/In - Coffee Defense

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    Ky. man claims caffeine insanity in wife's death - Yahoo! News
     
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    :woohoo:

    Now I know how to carry out my evul plot for world domination. The devil in my coffee cup made me do it!
     
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    How do the two of you feel about the defense of insanity? Do you think it is a proper defense, if proven?
     
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    Pertty sad. However I heard a local news guy say the defense had been successful in another case somewhere.
     
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    Absolutely. I was making fun in my last post. ;)

    I posted all this on another thread recently, can't remember exactly where. But the insanity defense is the necessary humane alternative for those who can't be allowed back into society without treatment, but also can't be held accountable for their actions with any real sense of justice as we perceive it. The fine State psychiatric facilities are not exactly the walk a lot of people think it's about, and as an affirmative defense it has to fly past a usually skeptical jury.

    Have some crazy defenses been floated? Sure. But see the last part of the above. That's the safeguard against baseless claims succeeding.
     
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    The insanity defense might better protect crazy people if every fuckwhit caught killing did not try and medicalize himself out of trouble. Though personally I'd rather do time in a prison than a forensic mental hospital.

    Either way, I predict that a Kentucky jury will laugh this out of court. This guy should take a plea.

     
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    He should have said the "lack of coffee" made him insane. You should see my husband when we run out. I could be that poor wife one day. :lol:
     
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    How likely they are to laugh depends on whether they've gotten their Starbucks order in the deliberation room before they take the vote. :lol:
     

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