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Andrew McBride Comments on Not Guilty Plea in Tucson Shooting Case

National Public Radio
February 1, 2011

Andrew G. McBride, a Wiley Rein partner and former federal prosecutor, commented on the not guilty plea entered by Jared Loughner for the attempted murder of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and two of her aides. Mr. McBride, who spoke on NPR’s “All Things Considered” January 24 program, said that “although the insanity defense is not likely to prevail at the guilt phase, it can be effective at the penalty phase to say to the jury: Yes, this man did it, but he was under delusion and he should not be punished with the ultimate punishment.”

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