not guilty by reason of insanity
- A statement made by a person accused of a crime who plans to defend themselves by proving they were mentally unfit during the incident
- A decision reached by a jury in a criminal court establishing that the person charged with the offense was mentally unwell at the time of the crime, judged by the specific criteria for insanity recognized in that area
- The defendant entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, intending to prove they were mentally unwell during the crime.
- After careful evaluation, the jury delivered a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity, indicating that the accused was in a state of mental impairment at the time of the act.
- Exploring conditions of the accused's mental health, the defense is considering presenting a not guilty by reason of insanity plea.