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2011-06-02 22:36:54

Just before 10:00 a.m. on June 20, 2001, a uniformed police officer was dispatched to do what he thought was a routine welfare check at a home in Houston, Texas.

2008-10-10 09:00:52

By Linda Thomson Deseret News In courtrooms throughout the state, it's not uncommon for someone to be declared "incompetent" to stand trial and, according to the law, they must be sent to the Utah State Hospital for treatment.

2007-06-18 15:00:00

David B. Sullivan walked into a McDonald's restaurant last year and did what most people would think of as "insane": He went up to a teenage employee, witnesses said, and knifed her for no apparent reason. The victim, Anna Svidersky, died.

2006-06-29 13:07:11

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an Arizona law that limits the use of the insanity defense, an important issue in the country's criminal justice system.

2006-02-02 11:25:00

Andrea Yates, the Texas mother awaiting retrial for drowning her five children, was released from jail on $200,000 bail on Thursday on condition she goes directly to a mental health facility for treatment.

2005-12-05 14:28:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it would decide a challenge by a convicted murderer arguing that an Arizona law unconstitutionally limits the use of the insanity defense.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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