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Crime / Smart Kidnapping, Giffords Shooting Cases #994350

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The sentence for Brian Mitchell in the Utah kidnapping case of Elizabeth Smart reported; details given about the insanity defense. [SMART - recounts what she said to Mitchell in court.] The judge's rule on the competency of Jared Loughner to stand trial for the shooting in Tucson of Representative Gabrielle Giffords outlined.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta; studio: Jeffrey Toobin) The psychiatric exams in the Loughner case, the competency and insanity defense issues, the fuzziness of the legal categories for "insanity," the medical ethics question in the treatment of "medical problems," the bases for diagnoses in the Mitchell case discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Gupta, Sanjay;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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