Using Multiple Personality Disorder as Legal Defense

by curield on Octobre 31, 2013 - 8:43pm

This article is about the murder trial of a man named Thomas Husky, who allegedly kiled 3 woman. The evidence shows that tommy committed the murders and tommy admits to doing so himself. The problem for the jury is that tommy is pleading insanity and claims he has Dissociative identity disorder. He claims that these actions were not committed by him but by his other personality called Kyle. Kyle can be heard on videotapes confessing to the murders but saying, “don’t call me tommy”. The prosecution maintains that the evidence points towards him in every way and that “Kyle” is a figment of his imagination. They say he invented this as an excuse and cannot be considered insane. The defense maintains that Thomas is a quiet reserved man who suffers from mental illness and that the videotapes prove this claim. They say he was not even aware of the murders. He says he gets sever headaches and blacks out often. The jury has been had a hard time reaching a conclusion but blames it on the fact that there is not proceeding that declares someone mentally ill and still hold them accountable for their crimes.This article is about the murder trial of a man named Thomas Husky. The evidence shows that tommy committed the murders and tommy admits to doing so himself. The problem for the jury is that tommy is pleading insanity and claims he has Dissociative identity disorder. He claims that these actions were not committed by him but by his other personality called Kyle. Kyle can be heard on videotapes confessing to the murders but saying, “don’t call me tommy”. The prosecution maintains that the evidence points towards him in every way and that “Kyle” is a figment of his imagination. They say he invented this as an excuse and cannot be considered insane. The defense maintains that Thomas is a quiet reserved man who suffers from mental illness and that the videotapes prove this claim. They say he was not even aware of the murders. He says he gets sever headaches and blacks out often. The jury has been had a hard time reaching a conclusion but blames it on the fact that there is not proceeding that declares someone mentally ill and still hold them accountable for their crimes.

 

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=132119&page=3

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