- Nov 10, 2004
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This is what the insanity plea looks like to me.
Let's pretend -
I'm the same me as I've always been, no criminal record. Upon entering my own home, I find someone holding my child hostage or molesting him/her. Before I can think of what to do, I pull out my gun and shoot him dead.
I would then plead, "guilty by means of insanity".
In that scenario I would plead not guilty. We have Castle Doctrine law and I am within my rights to blow them away and on a side note, it would never make it to trial anyway because I have a right to defend me and mine on my own property.