In the situation of Justin Case, the judge found Case competent to be tried due to his mental competency at the time of trial. The judge found him legally insane based upon his mental state at the time of the committed felony. Based on the Model Standard created by the American Law Institute, "if at the time of his conduct as a result of mental disease or defect he lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality (wrongfulness) of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of law." (emphasis added) Case may have been mentally competent for his trial; however, there must have been evidence to the contrary at the time of his committed felony.
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