Steussiv.State

Supreme Court of AlaskaJul 27, 1973
512 P.2d 589 (Alaska 1973)

No. 1732.

July 27, 1973.

Appeal from the Superior Court, Third Judicial District, Anchorage, Edmond W. Burke, J.

Herbert D. Soll, Public Defender, Lawrence J. Kulik, Asst. Public Defender, Anchorage, for appellant.

John E. Havelock, Atty. Gen., Juneau, Seaborn J. Buckalew, Jr., Dist. Atty., Stephen G. Dunning, Asst. Dist. Atty., Anchorage, for appellee.

Before RABINOWITZ, C.J., and CONNOR, ERWIN, BOOCHEVER and FITZGERALD, JJ.


OPINION


PER CURIAM.

This case is a criminal case where the trial court applied the M'Naghten test for criminal insanity in finding the defendant guilty of first degree murder and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. The judgment is reversed and the case is remanded to the superior court for the purpose of reviewing the record and entering new findings and judgment in conformity with the decisions of Schade v. State, Morgan v. State, Kinsman v. State, and Johnson v. State.

A review of the expert testimony herein reveals it was not limited to any particular theory of insanity. The trial court clearly has discretion to order additional testimony to aid in making the necessary findings.

Op. No. 912, 512 P.2d 907 (Alaska 1973).

Op. No. 913, 512 P.2d 904 (Alaska 1973).

Op. No. 914, 512 P.2d 901 (Alaska 1973).

Op. No. 888, 511 P.2d 118 (Alaska 1973).