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Polmatier v. Russ
In November, 1976, Defendant, along with his 2-month-old daughter visited the home of his father-in-law, Polmatier. Polmatier lived in East Windsor, Connecticut with his wife, Plaintiff, and their son, eleven year-old Robert Polmatier. In the course of the evening, Robert Polmatier heard a disturbance in the living room and upon investigation discovered Defendant beating Polmatier with a beer bottle. The boy went to get help and Defendant retrieved a 30-30-caliber rifle from the bedroom and shot Polmatier to death. Subsequent to his being charged with murder, Defendant was examined by a psychiatrist who concluded that the Defendant was legally insane at the time of the homicide. The trial court concurred, and Defendant was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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