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Abstract: The innocent by reason of insanity or not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) plea is a defense under due process (Eighth Amendment). According to Wilson et al., there is a denial of due process when trying to convict or sentence a defendant who is insane or incompetent to stand trial. (Pate v. Robinson, 383 U.S. 375, 378 (1966). When evident during the trial, it is up to the court to conduct a hearing to determine mental capacity.... Explored are Hendricks, Yates, Laney, Riggins, Crane. Bibliography lists 6 sources. jvNGRI.rtf
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