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Life term upheld for ex-university student who said she wanted to see people die

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Once again, mentally ill does not equal insane. Of course you're mentally ill if you have a urge to kill people. But if you understand that it's wrong to do it, then you are not legally insane and can still be held liable for your crimes

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I have to wonder what happened to her as she grew up. She used to be somebody's little princess.

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The word 'psychopath' springs to mind.

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Not as good as the death penalty - which is what this animal deserves - but I suppose she wont be bothering anyone else where shes going anyway. Good news.

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This is a weird title. I mean, it's actually correct, she did say that, but I would think 'Life term upheld for ex-university student convicted of murder' or something along those lines.

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Family & prosecutors have concluded she is mentally competent, nothing in the article mentions a doctors notes on any medication, strange ...... my relative is a fruit cake when not on his meds .

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99% conviction rate. They don't want the mental instability being an added burden. She is nutty but has avoided death at the states hands none the less.

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The word 'psychopath' springs to mind.

I'm pretty sure one of my colleagues fits the definition of a psychopath, but I've yet to see any murderous intent. Psychos are self indulgent and lacking in empathy, but not necessarily violent.

My money is on schizophrenia.

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although she also said she wanted to become someone who does not kill.

too late for that sweetie

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Japan has yet to develop a separate system for dealing with the criminally insane. Currently, psychiatric hospitals do not distinguish between the mentally ill and those who have committed violent crimes.

 As of October 2010, 490 patients remain hospitalized in 23 highly secure forensic hospitals. More than 80% of Japan's psychiatric facilities consist of private hospitals and are staffed or equipped for dealing with the criminally insane.

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There needs to be help for these people.

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I'm pretty sure one of my colleagues fits the definition of a psychopath, but I've yet to see any murderous intent. Psychos are self indulgent and lacking in empathy, but not necessarily violent.My money is on schizophrenia.

Definition of psychopath - person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour.

Definition of schizophrenic - a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behaviour, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.

I think you should be more worried about psychopaths.

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Perhaps she should have gotten the death penalty. Then she would have gotten her wish to experience "killing" from both sides as perpetrator and victim.

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In USA. Large cities have neulology center to diagnosys and help mentally handicapped people but there are people who shoot children in schools.

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Bungle

I think you are confusing psychopath with sociopath.

psychopath - person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.

sociopath - person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.

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