Trials: Two States of Mind

When is insanity not insanity? It depends partly on the case, but importantly, too, on the state that it is heard in and the state of mind of the jurors it is presented to. Last week insanity pleas in New York and Arizona had widely differing results:

>In Brooklyn, in the country's first so-called LSD murder trial, former Medical Student Stephen Kessler was accused of having stabbed his mother-in-law 105 times. Kessler was asked to leave Downstate Medical School in 1964 because his behavior was noted to be unstable. He has admitted that he used LSD in an attempt to establish...

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