guilty but mentally ill

Definition of "guilty but mentally ill"
  1. A judgment applicable in certain regions for cases where the insanity defense is involved. Under this verdict, the defendant is treated as guilty and subject to mandatory psychological treatment, provided an evaluation verifies such necessity, instead of imprisonment
How to use "guilty but mentally ill" in a sentence
  1. Due to the presented evidences, the court rendered a verdict of guilty but mentally ill, which entailed compulsory psychiatric treatment.
  2. In legal cases where the defendant uses an insanity defense, a possible verdict could be guilty but mentally ill, leading to obligatory mental health interventions rather than a prison sentence.
  3. Considering the defendant's mental health condition, the court could rule guilty but mentally ill, thus diverting them from jail to required therapeutic care.

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