suffered from a severe psychiatric disorder. One manifestation of this disorder was
his ten year obsessional following of a former school mate for whom he
professed a love which he believed (in his delusional state) was reciprocated. The Defendant's expert testimony by Dr. Charles
Robinson demonstrated that Ilsley's illness precluded him from appreciating the
charges brought against him. He was
found incompetent to stand trial and discharged from the
William Maselli, Esq.
Defendant Dedekian was charged with the suffocation death of her infant son. The defense retained Dr. Charles Robinson as an expert. At the conclusion of each of two contested hearings, the defense prevailed in their assertion that the Defendant was incompetent to stand trial. After four years of in-patient psychiatric treatment, the patient's competence was attested to by Dr. Robinson. At sentencing, the Judge ordered the Defendant to serve a six year term of probation to the satisfaction of her treating psychiatrist.
John Pelletier, Esq.
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