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ELEMENTS OF THE OFFENCE - Actus reus - Mens rea - Insanity or mental disorder - Finding of not criminally responsible

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 8:54 AM  

Appeal by the accused, McBride, from a finding she committed criminal harassment, and from a verdict finding her not criminally responsible (NCR) on account of mental disorder. The accused engaged in harassing conduct over a 14-year period, showing obsessive tendencies toward Mark McBride that resulted in prior convictions. The current charges arose after the accused changed her name from Boyd to McBride, implying marriage. After her arrest, a search warrant resulted in seizure of several items disclosing the extent of the accused's interest in the victim....