TL;DR: Five Things You Need to Know from This Week's Cover Story
April 3, 2016 at 12:21PM
1) NGRI as a concept is ancient. However, its modern incarnation began to take shape in the 1500s with an English treatise that held that if a “madman or a natural fool, or a lunatic in the time of his lunacy,” kills someone, he or she cannot be held criminally accountable. In the United States, NGRI has taken several forms over the years and was most recently retooled after John Hinckley Jr. was found NGRI after the attempted assassination of President Ronald Regan in 1981.