steroid defense

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steroid defense


A rarely evoked permutation of the insanity defense, which may be advanced by a person accused of a violent crime–e.g., assault, rape, homicide, that his use of anabolic steroids—which have been linked to aggressive behaviour and ‘roid rage—was a mitigating factor that reduces his responsibility for the actus reus in question. 

On 8.06.1988, a Palm Beach jury rejected the notion that a “steroid rage” caused Horace Williams to hogtie and bludgeon to death a hitchhiker west of Boca Raton, Florida and found him, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Michael Shane Patterson, a California man whose bruised, bloody body was found dangling from two posts on 09.07.1986. 

Synonym Steroid defence 


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