Thursday, March 19, 2009
His Insanity Defense Failed? You Gotta Be Kidding.
Texas death row inmate Andre Thomas is shown in this undated handout file photo released Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 in Huntsville, Texas. Thomas, who has a history of mental problems is being treated at a prison psychiatric unit after authorities said he pulled out his only good eye and ate it. He similarly had plucked out his right eye before his trial in 2004. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, FILE)
Just to make sure we're clear here: this dude viciously murdered his wife and two children, stabbing them and tearing their hearts out, ripped out both of his own eyes from their sockets and the jury found him sane. All Texans are a little crazy, but what do you have to do in Texas to be insane? The Court of Criminal Appeals judge, Cathy Cochran said he was "crazy" but not insane. Well isn't that a distinction without a difference, yer honor?