Originally Posted by otto
Below are examples of how mental illness is treated in the Canadian justice system. Mental illness is taken seriously, and someone with mental illness is routinely considered not responsible for their actions. Paranoid schizophrenia is far more serious than depression, so advocating the death sentence because a schizophrenic committed a very bizarre murder seems pointless......
I never have - and never will advocate for a death sentence
My responses were mainly to an earlier poster who wondered if Magnotta was "faking it" (which simply can't be done with schizophrenia) and if that means he can be released.
I believe we are quite in agreement that cases where a defendant really wasn't criminally responsible - the justice system holds them ncr.
Doesn't appear that this will be the case with Magnotta - as the trial is proceeding on a 1st degree murder charge.
With Li - his case did not proceed. He was treated (though he wanted to die when he was being treated after realizing what he had done). Li is able to leave the facility he's in from time to time with supervision because, on medication, he's not deemed a danger or risk to anyone.