What's in a guilty-but-insane plea?

January 1992
U.S. News & World Report;1/27/92, Vol. 112 Issue 3, p14
Reports that Jeffrey Dahmer, 31, of Milwaukee, a former chocolate-factory worker, has pleaded guilty to 15 of 17 murders while maintaining he is insane, raising fears that he might avoid a lifetime behind bars. The sanity issue will be settled in a trial set for next week. Why the Dahmer scare appears to be unfounded; Details of Wisconsin's two-phase procedure separating questions of guilt and mental stability.


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