Analysis Of David Eagleman's The Brain On Trial

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In 1975, Richard Trenton Chase was taken to a mental institution after checking himself into the hospital. During his time at the hospital they discovered that Chase had injected rabbit’s blood into his veins. Chase was released from the institution into his mother’s care in 1976.
Eventually, Chase’s mother took him off his medication and Chase returned to his abnormal ways. In December of 1977, Chase committed his first act of murder, and then again in 1978.
Chase committed his last and final murders on January 27, 1978. When Chase was convicted of murder the court rejected his statement of being not guilty due to insanity and was given a life sentence. Regardless of how major a crime is all information, such as past mental illnesses or disabilities, should be present while a person is being convicted of a crime so the right punishment will be given.
Claiming not guilty by reason of insanity is used in defense stating that the defendant was not responsible for their actions due to a mental incapability. There are a few people who have a mental illness and are able to catch it. Stated in the beginning of an excerpt of David Eagleman’s
“The Brain on Trial”, He discovered that Whitman’s brain harbored a tumor the diameter of a nickel. (965). David Eagleman states many different cases of changes of the brain, such as
Charles Whitman. Whitman knew that there was something wrong with his thoughts, but instead

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