Judges: Cannibal not guilty due to insanity

Jul 10, 2013 Full story: News Times 13

Defendant Tyree Lincoln Smith, right, makes eye contact with his attorney, public defender Joseph Bruckmann, after hearing the not guilty by reason of insanity verdict during his murder trial in state Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.

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BPT

Naugatuck, CT

#1 Jul 10, 2013
he would have to be insane to do what he did.
LynneB

New Haven, CT

#2 Jul 10, 2013
Good. Now lock him up and throw away the key.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#3 Jul 10, 2013
Was there really any question about this mans sanity?
AVA-AVA-AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#4 Jul 10, 2013
Hopefully they will keep him locked up forever but on occasion when a person commits murder and is found not guilty by reason of insanity, they spend a few years locked up and are regulated by medication. Then they are deemed ok to be released as they are no longer considered insane.( This might be true if he took his meds everyday) This was the case with Richard Rice of New Canaan who killed him Mom, Grandmother and Sister. He imbedded the axe he used in the Grandmothers skull and bit his Sister all over her body. He is out free as a bird. He only spent 2 to 3 years in an institution. Hopefully this will not happen in this case.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#5 Jul 11, 2013
AVA-AVA-AVA wrote:
Hopefully they will keep him locked up forever but on occasion when a person commits murder and is found not guilty by reason of insanity, they spend a few years locked up and are regulated by medication. Then they are deemed ok to be released as they are no longer considered insane.( This might be true if he took his meds everyday) This was the case with Richard Rice of New Canaan who killed him Mom, Grandmother and Sister. He imbedded the axe he used in the Grandmothers skull and bit his Sister all over her body. He is out free as a bird. He only spent 2 to 3 years in an institution. Hopefully this will not happen in this case.
Now that's f'ing insane.
BPT

Naugatuck, CT

#6 Jul 11, 2013
AVA-AVA-AVA wrote:
Hopefully they will keep him locked up forever but on occasion when a person commits murder and is found not guilty by reason of insanity, they spend a few years locked up and are regulated by medication. Then they are deemed ok to be released as they are no longer considered insane.( This might be true if he took his meds everyday) This was the case with Richard Rice of New Canaan who killed him Mom, Grandmother and Sister. He imbedded the axe he used in the Grandmothers skull and bit his Sister all over her body. He is out free as a bird. He only spent 2 to 3 years in an institution. Hopefully this will not happen in this case.
physician, heal thyself!
sunny day

Naugatuck, CT

#7 Jul 11, 2013
Mental health system it's broken and is waaaay too expensive for the average person to pay for their own with or without insurance.
AVA-AVA-AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Jul 11, 2013
sunny day wrote:
Mental health system it's broken and is waaaay too expensive for the average person to pay for their own with or without insurance.
You are so right. The rich can go to expensive private places which are almost like resorts, the average Joe and the poor go to the likes of the old Fairfield Hills.
Voluntarist

United States

#9 Jul 11, 2013
AVA-AVA-AVA wrote:
Hopefully they will keep him locked up forever but on occasion when a person commits murder and is found not guilty by reason of insanity, they spend a few years locked up and are regulated by medication. Then they are deemed ok to be released as they are no longer considered insane.( This might be true if he took his meds everyday) This was the case with Richard Rice of New Canaan who killed him Mom, Grandmother and Sister. He imbedded the axe he used in the Grandmothers skull and bit his Sister all over her body. He is out free as a bird. He only spent 2 to 3 years in an institution. Hopefully this will not happen in this case.
The test is if they are a danger to society.
Voluntarist

United States

#10 Jul 11, 2013
sunny day wrote:
Mental health system it's broken and is waaaay too expensive for the average person to pay for their own with or without insurance.
Mental illness is contrived by psychiatrists mostly motivated by profits, the fact is that normal behavior is being diagnosed by these quacks , believing is half of the equation, once a patient believes that he is mentally ill he will rationalize his behavior away.
sunny day

Naugatuck, CT

#11 Jul 12, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
<quoted text>
Mental illness is contrived by psychiatrists mostly motivated by profits, the fact is that normal behavior is being diagnosed by these quacks , believing is half of the equation, once a patient believes that he is mentally ill he will rationalize his behavior away.
You can tell if your doc or therapist is an idiot or if they care about you . You can tell. It's pretty dam obvious . There is nothing hidden there . It is all out in the open.
Medication is all personal. It works for some , it doesn't for others or it works and some just don't like the way it makes them feel. It works different for everyone some things are worth a shot.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#12 Jul 12, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
<quoted text>
Mental illness is contrived by psychiatrists mostly motivated by profits, the fact is that normal behavior is being diagnosed by these quacks , believing is half of the equation, once a patient believes that he is mentally ill he will rationalize his behavior away.
That's not true in all cases. This guys behavior is not normal. Granted what is normal behavior? Who knows, but IMO hacking someone with a ax, eating their brains and eyeballs is not normal behavior. Going into a movie theater and shooting up the place for kicks is not normal behavior. These are the extreme, but there are plenty of people with less severe issues who do need mental health help.

That being said, I don't think every problem should be solved by throwing a pill at someone and saying that it will fix you. Big Pharma is evil.
sunny day

Naugatuck, CT

#13 Jul 13, 2013
No you are wrote:
<quoted text>
Big Pharma is evil.
It is so sad that so many people are willing to turn their futures over to a corrupt,inefficient, criminal government.
I believeobama is a racist.He is pitting racial groups against each other.

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