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Man given reduced sentence for 2016 murders after mental examination

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This seems like such an odd ruling. He's not crazy enough where he can't be held accountable, but just a little crazy so that his sentence can be reduced. I can't even imagine what he will be like when he's released.

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doesnt make any sense, so is he going to be committed to mental facility or released into public..?

mentally insane murderer should be definitely given capital punishment because there is absolutely no chance of regret.

atleast he will be able to finish the job if released and dad still alive.

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No, it makes perfect sense. He was not fully mentally competent. Thus, he is not as culpable as a fully mental competent person. His calculated sentence is reduced in accordance to that reduced culpability.

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I think what we are scratching our heads about here, is that someone who is now not deemed mentally competent is still serving a sentence in a regular prison, not an institution. Surely he's gonna be way worse when released, as regular prisons are not set up to deal with mental health cases.

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