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Man declared insane is sent to hospital

Mental health experts say he was not responsible for attacks on his two friends

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 13, 2013

~~<p>A state judge declared a 25-year-old Nana&shy;kuli man not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday for beating and attempting to gouge an eye of one friend and trying to set on fire another friend with vodka.</p>
<p>Jamal Morris was facing a prison sentence of up to 10 years for attempted first-degree assault and up to five years for attempted second-degree assault. Circuit Judge Richard Perkins instead turned over custody of Morris to the state health director for commitment to the Hawaii State Hospital.</p>
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A state judge declared a 25-year-old Nana­kuli man not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday for beating and attempting to gouge an eye of one friend and trying to set on fire another friend with vodka.

Jamal Morris was facing a prison sentence of up to 10 years for attempted first-degree assault and up to five years for attempted second-degree assault. Circuit Judge Richard Perkins instead turned over custody of Morris to the state health director for commitment to the Hawaii State Hospital. Login for more...



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