The Law: Quick Cure for a Killer

There was no doubt that in April 1965, in San Antonio, Raymond Sledge shotgunned his ex-wife and her husband to death in front of witnesses. The jury's only problem was to decide whether he was sane or insane. Two psychiatrist witnesses, Dr. Alfred Hill and Dr. James Paul McNeil!, agreed that he was in a paranoid state, that he had been and still was insane. Dr. Hill said that he was not treatable, was potentially dangerous, and "should not be permitted to have freedom again in his adult life." Dr. McNeill warned that under treatment. Sledge would appear to improve, but...

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