M'Naghten, Daniel

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Daniel, English criminal, tried in March, 1843.
M'Naghten rule - the classic English test of criminal responsibility.
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105) In 1843, Daniel M'Naghten shot Edward Drummond, the private secretary to Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel.
The author takes us through the history of the insanity defense, starting with the "wild beast" test and moving quickly to Daniel M'Naghten, the seminal case decided in 1843, and then on to the opinion of the U.
Daniel M'Naghten, suffering from delusions of persecution, had a fancied grievance against Prime Minister Robert Peel.