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Arthur C. Whitt v. Indiana
Indiana Supreme Court
497 N.E.2d 1059 (1986)
Arthur C. Whitt (defendant) was found guilty of murder but mentally ill by a jury. The jury recommended that the death penalty not be imposed. The judge sentenced Whitt to the maximum 60 years’ imprisonment. Whitt appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court, arguing that it was not fair for him to receive the maximum sentence because he was found mentally ill.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Givan, C.J.)
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