Last week's arrest of patent lawyer Jonathon Edington in the fatal stabbing of a neighbor he allegedly believed had sexually assaulted his 2-year-old daughter has captured the attention of Connecticut's legal community, which is speculating over a possible defense strategy in the case. At least one attorney says Edington's situation seems to fit the parameters of a classic case of extreme emotional disturbance: "almost instantaneous action, no preparation, a visceral reaction to shocking news."
Attorney Arrested in Murder Case May Be Able to Mount 'Emotional Disturbance' Defense
The Connecticut Law Tribune
September 5, 2006
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