A woman who shot to death her 4- and 8-year-old daughters in 1991 and blamed it on a bad reaction to Prozac was found not guilty by reason of insanity in California. According to your article, she served nearly four years in a mental institution and was unconditionally released in 2005 after a decade of psychiatric monitoring.
Now she’s back living with the father of the dead girls – and with his two sons by a second marriage – on Vashon Island.
I personally think that “temporary insanity” is a huge joke in a murder situation and that the temporarily insane person should first be treated for mental illness and then made to serve the normal sentence for the crime.
That concept might be a long time being accepted. But in the meantime, if the boys would like to install safe locks on their bedroom doors, I’ll contribute to the cost.