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People v. Grant
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Defendant was diagnosed with epilepsy. The condition caused seizures and violent outbursts. Defendant was outside of a tavern while a police officer was arresting another individual. Defendant threw himself at the officer in an attempt to keep him from arresting the other individual. Defendant was arrested and then suffered a serious seizure requiring hospitalization. Defendant argued at trial that the entire incident was the result of his epilepsy. The court instructed the members on insanity, but did not instruct on automatic behavior. Defendant was convicted, and appealed.
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