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Famous insanity cases
Famous insanity cases

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As criminal proceedings begin for accused Aurora, Colo., shooter James Holmes, there is speculation his attorneys will seek an insanity defense. The legal strategy sometimes helps and sometimes hinders the accused. Here are some of the most famous cases where the insanity defense was used. See whether they worked.
 
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