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(Boston Herald)   The Twinkie defense, the Chewbacca defense, the football defense   (bostonherald.com) divider line 13
    More: Unlikely, Scott Fujita, attorney-in-fact, forensic psychiatrist, Rhode Island Hospital  
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2013-03-02 02:17:19 PM  
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2013-03-02 02:26:41 PM  
The alleged Twinkie defense is as real as the Chewbacca defense.

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2013-03-02 02:40:40 PM  
"He admits to killing his high school sweetheart, but his lawyer blames his actions on a brief psychotic episode."

Funny how all those psychotic episodes are so brief like that.
 
2013-03-02 02:45:55 PM  

Bastard Toadflax: The alleged Twinkie defense is as real as the Chewbacca defense.

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Ah, I thought it had something to do with the Twinkie metaphor from Ghostbusters.  Sad to see I'm wrong.
 
2013-03-02 03:43:07 PM  
Been following this case since it's local.  This kid needs to go to jail for a long, long time.
 
2013-03-02 03:59:37 PM  
Accept the defense and lock him away for life as being unpredictably violent. He's killed once who says that he won't kill again. One way to be sure.
 
2013-03-02 04:11:01 PM  
if his head got hit, you must acquit
 
2013-03-02 04:35:43 PM  

mrlewish: Accept the defense and lock him away for life as being unpredictably violent. He's killed once who says that he won't kill again. One way to be sure.


THIS

Great, okay, you've messed your brain up by getting knocked in the head too many times.  Something to keep in mind for other children playing contact sports in the future.  As for you, you can't control yourself, doesn't matter that it's not your "fault," you're still damaged.
 
2013-03-02 05:30:30 PM  

mrlewish: Accept the defense and lock him away for life as being unpredictably violent. He's killed once who says that he won't kill again. One way to be sure.



My thoughts exactly.
 
2013-03-02 06:34:37 PM  
Funny. I'm diagnosed with multiple traumatic brain injuries, two resulting in loss of consciousness, not to mention significant PTSD, and I'm able to control myself and not murder people...or even hit them, for that matter.

It's a bullshiat defense (in the opinion of someone with more significant brain damage than this kid has, and whose got more relatives in closer generations than great uncles with psychiatric conditions who've managed not to commit any crimes) and the kid needs to be locked the fark up.
 
2013-03-03 12:15:21 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Bastard Toadflax: The alleged Twinkie defense is as real as the Chewbacca defense.

Link to Snopes

Ah, I thought it had something to do with the Twinkie metaphor from Ghostbusters.  Sad to see I'm wrong.


That's a big Twinkie.
 
2013-03-03 12:19:05 AM  

Liliac_Hill: mrlewish: Accept the defense and lock him away for life as being unpredictably violent. He's killed once who says that he won't kill again. One way to be sure.

THIS

Great, okay, you've messed your brain up by getting knocked in the head too many times.  Something to keep in mind for other children playing contact sports in the future.  As for you, you can't control yourself, doesn't matter that it's not your "fault," you're still damaged.


I'm inclined to agree, at least partially.  If he really can't control himself, then he's perhaps not responsible for his actions the same way a normal person should be, and thus shouldn't get a normal sentence.  But by the same token, he probably shouldn't be allowed to simply walk free, not so much as a matter of punishment or even justice, but simply to prevent another crime from happening.

That said, if you could make a good case that it would never happen again, then possibly... I don't know.  It might not be necessary to lock him up forever, but there needs to be some sort of oversight.
 
2013-03-03 12:47:01 AM  

roc6783: if his head got hit, you must acquit


But if the guy's a dick, you must convict!
 
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