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 Could Adam have pleaded insanity?

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PostSubject: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2021 4:12 pm

If Adam didn't kill himself and was put on trial, could he have pleaded insanity and been sentenced to an Institution? I think with all of his mental issues (autism, anorexia, possible shizophrenia and psychosis), he could have stood a fair chance of being able to plead insanity if he was put on trial.

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PostSubject: Re: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2021 4:39 pm

Probably not. I’m not really familiar with US laws since I’m not American, but I think Adam would have been declared legally sane just like James Holmes, Kip Kinkel, Jared Loughner and other mass shooters who are also very mentally ill. IIRC a perpetrator can only be considered insane if he or she completely lost touch with reality and had no understanding of his/her actions, which wasn’t the case with Adam.
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PostSubject: Re: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2021 5:34 pm

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If Adam didn't kill himself and was put on trial, could he have pleaded insanity and been sentenced to an Institution? I think with all of his mental issues (autism, anorexia, possible shizophrenia and psychosis), he could have stood a fair chance of being able to plead insanity if he was put on trial.

They'd never put him in an institution simply because of the shock value of the crime.

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PostSubject: Re: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2021 5:59 pm

@QuestionMark wrote:
They'd never put him in an institution simply because of the shock value of the crime.

Yeah, that too. Even if all of his victims had been adults, 27 (including Nancy) is still a high kill count, and killing children is so much worse. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2021 10:10 pm

Mentally ill isn't criminally insane. However distorted his thinking (and as mentioned elsewhere in the thread, others were far more distorted) as long as he knew what he was doing, that it was illegal / wrong, and knew of the consequences, he would be treated as sane. Hell, 14 year old Andrew "I Died Four Years Ago, None Of This Is Real" Wurst killed just one and got 30-60 years.

However, it's as much a question of "could he" as "would he," and I doubt he would. If he got Kinkel'd and was taken down by a teacher or something, I believe he would exhaust every possible resource to commit suicide in prison before turning to the justice system and pleasing guilty, driving the case to the death penalty if possible. Given the crime (Dylann Roof killed 9 a third as many adults and may be given the death penalty,) I could see it being granted. There was no way he was letting himself be taken alive.

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PostSubject: Re: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2021 11:31 pm

Looks like death penalty wouldn’t be an option for him though.

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On April 25, 2012, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed Senate Bill 280 (​2012), ending the state's death penalty.
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PostSubject: Re: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 1:13 am

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If Adam didn't kill himself and was put on trial, could he have pleaded insanity and been sentenced to an Institution? I think with all of his mental issues (autism, anorexia, possible shizophrenia and psychosis), he could have stood a fair chance of being able to plead insanity if he was put on trial.

No, he was well aware of the fact that his actions were wrong and the consequences that would entail. Mentally ill ≠ criminally insane.

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PostSubject: Re: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 6:24 am

Doubt it.

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PostSubject: Re: Could Adam have pleaded insanity?   Could Adam have pleaded insanity? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 14, 2021 10:53 am

I think he would have a good chance, especially if they would produce those private messages where he admitted to experiencing delusions.

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