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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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Rocky Collins

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Rocky Collins

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Cast

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Kyle MacLachlan ... Narrator
Ron Vawter ... Charles Guiteau
Bart Whiteman Bart Whiteman ... James Garfield
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... George Scoville
Adolph Mall Adolph Mall ... Judge Cox
Marty McDonough ... District Attorney Cockhill
Kevin Murray ... Mr Jocelyn
Scott Edson Scott Edson ... Mr Phelps
Ted McAdams Ted McAdams ... Dr. Spitzka
Paul Anderson Paul Anderson ... Dr. Gray
Bob Appleton Bob Appleton ... Mr Gorham
Beverly Brigham Beverly Brigham
Richard Kirstel Richard Kirstel ... Garfield's Physician
Ernest McClure Ernest McClure
Karl Otter 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) See more »

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