Unfit to plead to murder: three case reports.


Three cases are reported, two of alleged murder and one of alleged manslaughter, where the defendant was found 'under disability in relation to trial'. In each there was reason to doubt the fairness, from the psychiatric point of view, of this decision. These cases illustrate the need to adopt the recommendations of the Butler Report (HMSO, 1975) that in… (More)


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@article{Wood1991UnfitTP, title={Unfit to plead to murder: three case reports.}, author={P. J. Wood and Olivia Guly}, journal={Medicine, science, and the law}, year={1991}, volume={31 1}, pages={55-60} }