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People v. Jackson
Michigan Court of Appeals
627 N.W.2d 11 (2001)
Damon Jackson (defendant) was convicted of first-degree child abuse and first-degree sexual assault for abusing his young son. At trial, Jackson testified that he could control his conduct around other people. Jackson also disclosed that he brought his son into bathrooms to commit the offenses, so that others would not know what he was doing. Testimony was elicited from the defense’s psychological expert that, had a law-enforcement officer been present, Jackson would have conformed to the law and not abused his son. Jackson appealed his conviction, arguing that the trial court erred by applying the policeman-at-the-elbow standard for criminal insanity, rather than the test prescribed by statute.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
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