@Tired: But that isn't allowed... though they could ask questions of the judge about rules
Instruction #20: Crime is a voluntary act prohibited by law combined with a culpable mental state (done consciously) and must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt (by the prosecution)
"An act committed after deliberation is never one that has been committed in a hasty or impulsive manner"
Instruction #21: Defines words and phrases:
Deadly weapon - firearm or knife/bludgeon/weapon
Firearm - handgun, revolver, pistol, rifle, shotgun.
Explosive or incendiary device - includes water gel, slurry, C4, explosive agents, fuel oil, primers, booster, rdx, blasting caps, det cord, tnt, nitroglycerine, fire bomb, grenade, etc. Does not include ammunition from firearms.
Person - Human being who had been born and was alive at the time of the homicidal act.
Possession - voluntary act and awareness
Victim - Natural person against whom crime was perpetrated
Instruction #22: Defendant's theory of defense -- legal insanity due to schizophrenic spectrum illness that led to psychotic delusion that gunman could increase self worth by killing others
@Robin: Unclear but so far have not
Instruction #23: Insanity as an affirmative defense. He was insane if he was so disease/defective as to be incapable of knowing right from wrong OR he suffered from condition of mind that prevented him from forming culpable mental state
Prosecution has burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was not insane at time of crime charged in each count
Instruction #24: "incapable of distinguishing right from wrong" refers to cognitive inability to see those things based on societal standard for morality
Instruction #25: Informational instruction about NGRI commitment procedure