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No Insanity Plea in Juvenile Court (access required)

A 15-year-old who said he “heard voices” and put bleach in his mother’s tea must head to circuit court in order to assert an insanity defense; Virginia’s statutory scheme that requires an eligible juvenile to waive his right to proceed in juvenile court in order to claim insanity does not violate the juvenile’s equal protection ...

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