Mugato: Firstly, the "Sideshow Bob" thing is lame. Second, of course his scumbag lawyer is going to tell him to plead insanity. The thing is, you have to be somewhat insane to kill anyone for no reason. That doesn't mean that everyone who kills someone for no reason deserves a cushy suite at Arkham Asylum.
nekom: Insanity and meticulous planning are not polar opposites. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe what they need to prove to quash an insanity defense is that he understood what he was doing at the time, and knew that it was wrong.
Epiphany: Calling him Sideshow Bob to take away his fame, in a headline, then linking to an article that shows his name, is retarded. You want to do something about spreading his fame? Stop green-lighting links that talk about him for tens of thousands of people to see.
Jon iz teh kewl: what now are they gonna lock him up in a padded room? and he's gonna write "BART SIMPSON WILL DIE" on the walls with his MOUTH??
Talos: I think the Public Pretenders are going the only route they can with Sideshow here. However, it will be a tough sell. From my understanding, using the insanity defense, you must prove that the perp was not capable of understanding what his actions were. Considering he meticulously planned the attack (including getting all dolled up in police-level riot gear) plus wired up his apartment to the point that it took EOD specialists 3 days to clear - appears he knew exactly what he was doing.
nekom: The Sideshow Bob thing is perfect.
Englebert Slaptyback: AarontologyWhy don't you pussies just start calling him He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?Voldemort?
PunkTiger: He wired up his apartment to blow the place sky high if the door was opened. It was so intricately done, it took bomb experts a day or so to gtet it to the point where they could enter and start disarming everything. If he was coherent enough to do something that complex with malice aforethought, his insanity excuse should be null and void. Period.
Diogenes: Well, he still seems to have crazy eyes. But that was an awful lot of meticulous planning for a crazy defense.
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