Podcast Episode 007 is a journey into the difference between insanity defense and GBMI finding. I discuss the recent case of People v. Wood. This case features the defendant who has to be in the lead for this year's “Least Helpful to His Defense” award.
This case illustrates problems with the insanity defense.
When the facts don't support an insanity defense, defense counsel will be precluded from presenting that defense. This in turn will kill any chances of a GBMI finding. [Read more…]