The assassination of President James Garfield in 1880 by Charles Guiteau, who believed his actions were ordained by God, resulted in a trial where the plea "innocent by reason of insanity" was used for the first time.

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Narrator
Ron Vawter ...
Charles Guiteau
Bart Whiteman ...
Robert Fields ...
George Scoville
Adolph Mall ...
Judge Cox
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District Attorney Cockhill
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Mr Jocelyn
Scott Edson ...
Mr Phelps
Ted McAdams ...
Dr. Spitzka
Paul Anderson ...
Dr. Gray
Bob Appleton ...
Mr Gorham
Beverly Brigham
Richard Kirstel ...
Garfield's Physician
Ernest McClure
Karl Otter ...
Police Stenographer
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The assassination of President James Garfield in 1880 by Charles Guiteau, who believed his actions were ordained by God, resulted in a trial where the plea "innocent by reason of insanity" was used for the first time.

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17 December 1990 (USA)  »

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