Unsound Father Case

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In this case, the accused was charged with murdering his father. The prosecution produced evidence to show that the accused assaulted his father with an iron pipe. The defendant did not debate the fact that it was the accused that killed his father, but called evidence to show that the accused was of unsound mind at the time he committed the act. The learned trial judge urged the jury to accept the defendant and to return a verdict of 'not guilty by reason of unsoundness of mind'. The jury however returned a unanimous verdict of 'not guilty of any offence'.
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