United States v. Thigpen
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
4 F.3d 1573 (11th Cir. 1993)
Williams James Thigpen (defendant), a felon, was charged with making false statements to obtain guns and illegally possessing those guns after a felony conviction. Thigpen was a diagnosed schizophrenic and his sole defense at trial was insanity. The prosecution called a mental health expert who testified over Thigpen’s objection that a person with schizophrenia may be able to understand the wrongfulness of his actions. The jury convicted Thigpen. He appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Birch, J.)
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