Melchert-Dinkel Insanity Plea Not Likely To Succeed (But Did He Counsel Children In Taking Their Own Lives?)

Defense counsel, Terry A. Watkins, moves this court, pursuant to Rule 20.02, subd. 1, of the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, to appoint a medical examiner and order that a medical examination be conducted on the Defendent, William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, to determine if, because of mental illness or deficiency, the Defendant at the time of … Continue reading

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Canadian Crown Attorney Should Have Eaten His or Her Wheaties RE Serial Suicide Killer Prosecution

I remember last year doing research on the theory of parental alienation and the role it plays in custody hearings, and thinking how wonderfully complex from an interpretive standpoint the law by which such trials are adjudicated can be. Specifically, the fact that rather than being static, laws much like an elastic band are actually … Continue reading

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