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Without insanity defense, mental state inadmissible (access required)

The defendant claimed she led a police officer on a high-speed chase because the police lights triggered memories of a childhood assault. She sought to have her therapist testify in support of her defense. The court held that expert testimony concerning a defendant’s mental state at the time of the offense is inadmissible at trial ...