Judge proposes this compromise, but the defense didn't like it: "the defendant asserts that his mental illness rose to the level of insanity on July 20, 2012
and that therefore he is not guilty of the crimes charged"
Judge comes back, replies by saying "causation is not the question"
"It isn't whether mental illness cause the crime or not. mental illness may have been a case but that doesn't mean he is insane" Judge says
Judge says he is very concerned about a "proximate cause" concept and says they'd have to argue it during closing argument instead
Judge says that based on case law he is allowing a lot more in this theory of instruction
Defense declines Judge's offer to add the sentence quoted below
They'll skip that line entirely
Next, defense guides discussion to verdict form instruction
NOTE: i'm not able to verify any of the information you are posting about other cases and I don't have the time to try. Please do try to limit your discussion to this case so that we avoid any potential misunderstanding or misinformation
"At this point, I'm more interested in moving on"