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Your Money, Your Choice (Insanity Defense) #144857

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 01, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) The issue of the insanity defense and the Social Security disability benefits for those found legally insane examined; statistics on benefits received by institutionalized mental patients cited. [Crime victim Susan DONNELLY - laments her case.] [Representative Bob FRANKS - comments.] A crime victim's father said going after insane murderer Michael Hayes' disability benefits. [Father of victim R. B. NICHOLSON, Hayes attorney Karl KNUDSEN - debate Hayes' assets.] [Representative Andrew JACOBS - comments on the issue.] Congress said likely to pass laws taking away double government payments to the criminally insane.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John
Duration:
00:02:50

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