Patricide

State v. MacDonald
State v. Bowie



State V. MacDonald
Aroostook Superior Court

Mr. MacDonald stabbed, beat, and shot his father to death. In a bench trial the defense presented the testimony of Charles Robinson P.h.D. Dr. Robinson testified that Mr. MacDonald lacked the substantial capacity to appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions. Mr. MacDonald was found not responsible by reason of mental disease.

Eugene McLaughlin
(207)764-2451
James P. Dunleavy, Esq.
(207)764-4491



State V. Bowie
Penobscot Superior Court
Bangor, Maine
Mr. Bowie lived alone with his aging father. The defendant became increasingly paranoid in regard to his fatherís behavior. In a delusional state he hammered his father to death, berried him in the snow and covered his head with hubcap. Defense expert Charles Robinson PHD evaluated the defendant and found that he lacked the substantial capacity to appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions. Mr. Bowie was found not criminally responsible.

Defense Attorney:
Walter Hanstein, Esq.
Farmington Maine
(207)778-2958