Quebec doctor who stabbed children found not criminally responsible

The title is a bit ambiguous - aquittal was not an option.  The jury had the option of three levels of homicide (all guilty) or not guilty by reason of mental illness (lacking the mental capacity to be fully aware and responsible for the crime).  In this case, it seems like it was "temporary insanity", in which juries are usually more likely to sympathise with the defendant's actions; in this case I doubt they did but likely sympathised with the defendant himself and were far more willing to blame external influences rather than the man himself.

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