Insanity Step Zero: A Modern Application of M’Naghten’s Question Four Test
Michael G. Mills, J.D., Cornell Law School, 2021; B.A., Siena College, 2018.
Defendants suffering from delusion currently are subject to inequitable treatment in our criminal justice system. They can genuinely believe, due to a delusion, that a person right in front of them has a gun and is about to kill them. Acting in what they believe is self-defense, they can draw a gun and kill their…