This galls me:
By JULIA GLICK, Associated Press Writer
McKINNEY, Texas - A mother charged with murder for cutting off her baby daughter's arms in what her lawyers portrayed as a religious frenzy was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday by a judge.
The proper verdict is "guilty but insane." The proper punishment is treatment (for the little good it will do), followed by a life sentence without possiblity of parole. Instead, the woman in question "will be sent to a state mental hospital and held until she is no longer deemed a threat to herself or others." But a "cure" for murderous behavior is unlikely, and the hospital's incentive will be to pronouce her "cured." After all, why should taxpayers support a nut-house that can't cure nut-cases?
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