Introducing The Thread: The Insanity Defense


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From the trial of James Hadfield in 1800 to the trial of Aurora gunman James Holmes over two centuries later, this season of The Thread explores six of the most high-profile murder cases in history through the lens of the controversial legal defense that unites them all: ​Not guilty by way of insanity. Subscribe now at

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