A 13-year-old boy is found kicked to death at Euston station. Mandy, his mother, is a former drug addict and her boyfriend is in the frame as the murderer because he is already suspected of physical abuse towards the victim. At the trial, defence barrister Beatrice McArdle advances a bizarre line of defence - her client is "genetically predisposed" towards murder and, therefore, has no control over their actions. Written by
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In the closing scene, James Steel offers a doctor's business card to the juvenile offender. From one camera angle, he holds the card between two fingers; from the other angle he holds the card between thumb and finger. See more
McArdle's asked for the jury to be discharged. She's changed the basis of her plea.
She's put in an application?
For a retrial. The new defence she's running is that Jono is not guilty by reason of mental defect.
What? She'll never make it home on an insanity defence.
She's not saying he's insane. She's running non-insane automatism, an involuntary act committed while not conscious of actions taken. Most of Jono's blood relatives are in prison. Her defence is that Jono is genetically ...
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