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Why should we Americans care whether or not a murderer is considered insane in the eyes of the court?

Asked by pleiades (6571points) February 15th, 2014

Do those considered mentally insane receive something different than those who are considered mentally stable but both are murderers?

I don’t understand the difference… Does the mentally insane get off the hook with the death sentence? And why would those defense lawyers want to work with someone who is a mass murderer?

I’m not in favor of the death penalty because it teaches that killing another is a way to solve a problem. But someone who is mentally insane and a murderer deserves something close to the penalty.

Do they do intensive research at the insane asylum or what?

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