Insanity Defense Difficult To Win In Minnesota

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http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4029035.html It is difficult in any state for mothers like Mine A. Ener, charged in St. Paul with murdering her 6-month-old daughter, to use postpartum depression as the basis for an insanity defense, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. But nowhere is an insanity defense more difficult to win than in Minnesota, which uses a 19th-century British standard known as the M'Naghten rule. It says only people who do not know right from wrong or who do not . . .

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