Some points to remember when Casey's trial starts....
"A person can be crazy as hell, that doesn't mean they are criminally insane," said Cheney Mason, a veteran Orlando criminal defense lawyer. "It is talked about a lot, politicians rant and rave about it, but the use of the insanity defense is extremely rare."
"If there is any inkling of a mental problem, a defense attorney is obligated to explore the issue and seek neurological and psychological exams," Mason said. "Anything that could affect her judgment."
Mason said jurors usually don't accept insanity as a legal excuse.
"It is the bottom of the barrel as far as defenses are concerned," Mason said. "But sometimes, that is all there is."
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity." -Martin Luther King, Jr.