Brief Fact Summary. Appellant was convicted of second-degree murder. The Court held a rehearing to determine the proper standard for the insanity test.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. A person is not responsible for criminal conduct if at the time of such conduct as a result of mental disease or defect, he lacked substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality of his conduct or conform his conduct to the requirements of the law.
Issue. Whether there should be a new standard adopted with respect to the defense of insanity.