Insanity Defense: Daniel Sickles

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On this episode we go back to the first insanity defense in the US, when a philandering politician named Daniel Sickles killed his wife’s paramour, after finding out his wife had started seeing someone else.
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DANIEL SICKLES LINKS:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/02/temporarily-insane-a-congressman-a-sensational-killing-and-a-new-legal-defense/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bfba95580186
https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/daniel-sickles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Sickles

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