If a Person Commits Murder During Noctambulism Is It Still Considered Murder?

Question by kiro: if a person commits murder during noctambulism is it still considered murder?

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Answer by SurfingLisa

Answer by Steffen
No. They are in no state of mind to be held accountable for anything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homicidal_somnambulism It’s hard to prove it, but if you can, it’s a valid defence.

Previous story here was half urban legend. Here’s the real deal:

In 1987, Kenneth Parks was a married 23-year-old man with a 5-month-old daughter. He had a very close relationship to his in-laws, with his mother-in-law referring to him as “her gentle giant.” The summer before the controversial events, he developed a gambling problem and fell into deep financial problems. To cover his losses, he took funds from his family’s savings and then began to embezzle at work. Eventually, in March 1987, his actions were discovered, and he was fired from his job. On May 20, he went to his first “Gamblers Anonymous” meeting. He made plans to tell his grandmother the following Saturday (May 23) and his in-laws on Sunday (May 24) about his gambling problems and financial difficulties.

In the early morning hours of May 23, 1987, Parks reportedly got up (not awoke) from his sleep, drove roughly 23 km to his in-laws’ home and broke in, assaulted his father-in-law and stabbed his mother-in-law to death. After all this, he managed to drive himself to the police station. Aside from a few isolated events, the next thing he could recall was being at the police station asking for help, saying “I think I have killed some people…my hands.”

Parks’ only defense was that he was asleep during the entire incident and was not aware of what he was doing. Naturally, nobody believed it, even sleep specialists were extremely skeptical. However, after careful investigation, the specialists could find no other explanation. Parks’ EEG readings were highly irregular even for a parasomniac. This combined with the facts that there was no motive, that he was amazingly consistent in his stories for more than seven interviews despite repeated attempts of trying to lead him astray, that the timing of the events fit perfectly with the proposed explanation, and that there is no way to fake EEG results, Parks was acquitted of the murder of his mother-in-law and the attempted murder of his father-in-law.

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