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R v. Chaulk

Country: Canada
Year: 1990
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1990] 3 SCR 1303
Health Topics: Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial

The appellants were found guilty of first degree murder. At trial, expert evidence was given that the appellants suffered from a paranoid psychosis which made them believe they could rule the world, and in order to achieve this they had to kill. Although they were aware that the laws of Canada existed, the appellants did …Read more

Tags: Incapacity, Insanity, Mental capacity, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Psychosis, Sociopath
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