Tag: mental illness
Billy Milligan: Can Someone With Dissociative Identity Disorder Be Accountable for Violent Crimes?
On December 4, 1978, Billy Milligan, who was charged with the kidnapping, robbery and rape of three women, became the first defendant found not guilty by reason of insanity due to multiple personality disorder, now reclassified as dissociative identity disorder.
Rickey Ray Rector, The Death Row Inmate Who Lobotomized Himself
Rickey Ray Rector always had a troubled mind—as an adolescent, he fought regularly with peers, and by 17, he was a career criminal. But over the course of four days, his disturbing behavior reached its peak when Ray shot five people with a .38-caliber pistol.