What does the M'Naghten Rule mean in regards to the current laws of offenders with mental illness?
A. Those with a mental illness who commit a crime are automatically aquitted B. A person with a mental illness who commits a crime but knew what they were doing at the time will be aquitted C. A person with a mental illness who commits a crime but knew what they were doing at the time will serve their punishment, as guilty D. Those with a mental illness who commit a crime should recieve the same treatment as one without illness regardless of the situation
M'Naghten fired a pistol at the back of Peel's secretary, Edward Drummond, who died five days later. The M'Naghten ruleis a test for criminal insanity. It is a test where any variant of the 1840s jury instruction in a criminal case when there is a defense of insanity is applied to determine whether a person accused of a crime was sane at the time of its commission and, therefore, criminally responsible for the wrongdoing.