Mr Hughes' death belfast crown court yesterday He added: "No one has trodden the issue around diminished responsibility
and we have put that in motion and a report will be completed in four weeks by Dr Maria O'Kane.
Then in March 1993, he was convicted at the Old Bailey of killing his partner, Yvonne Bennett, through diminished responsibility
Then in March 1993 he was convicted at the Old Bailey of killing his partner, Yvonne Bennett, by diminished responsibility
He said: "I have considered diminished responsibility
in this case.
The defendant has available the partial defence of manslaughter diminished responsibility
and on careful consideration, the Crown agrees.
In his closing speech, prosecutor Philip Bennetts QC told the jury they had to decide whether the offence of murder should be reduced to manslaughter, either because the defendant lost his self-control or was suffering from diminished responsibility
At the Old Bailey last week, Joseph pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility
Andrew Craigie pleaded guilty at Stafford Crown Court earlier this week to the manslaughter of 61-year-old Geoffrey Watkins on the grounds of diminished responsibility
The court decided on a life sentence instead of the death penalty, judging that Nishizawa had diminished responsibility
for his actions.
Eto's lawyers argued that the incident was unplanned and that he was in a state of diminished responsibility
at the time of the incident.
The legal construct of diminished responsibility
(also known as diminished capacity) was introduced into the Singapore Penal Code in 1961.
At the city's crown court he pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility
but was found guilty of murder.