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Elements of the offence - Mens rea - Insanity or mental disorder - Finding of not criminally responsible - Knowledge of wrongfulness

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused, Sualim, from dismissal of his application for a not criminally responsible (NCR) declaration. The accused was convicted of five counts of robbery and theft over $5,000 in connection with a string of armed robberies. Following the convictions, an NCR hearing was conducted on various dates in 2013 and 2014. Two forensic psychiatrists testified. They agreed the accused suffered from a major mental illness, that he experienced psychotic symptoms in the days preceding the robberies, that his behaviour was goal-directed at the time...