Professor John Burkoff Comments To Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On Mixed Verdict For Target Stabber

In the matter of the Pittsburgh Target stabber, an Allegheny County jury delivered a mixed verdict, finding that a homeless man with a history of mental illness was legally insane on some counts, yet not on others.

Pitt Law Professor John Burkoff told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "Essentially, the jury said some of the moments he was insane and in other moments he was not insane, he was simply mentally ill. This is clearly a compromise verdict ... a very weird but lawful verdict.”

Read more in "Jury arrives at mixed verdict in East Liberty Target knife attack case" in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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