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defendant
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The Fountainhead
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  • The policeman who had arrested Roark took the stand to tell how he had found the defendant standing by the electric plunger.
  • They heard the judge state to the prosecutor that the defendant had, in effect, changed his plea: he had admitted his act, but had not pleaded guilty of the crime; an issue of temporary legal insanity was raised; it was up to the jury to decide whether the defendant knew the nature and quality of his act, or, if he did, whether he knew that the act was wrong.
  • They heard the judge state to the prosecutor that the defendant had, in effect, changed his plea: he had admitted his act, but had not pleaded guilty of the crime; an issue of temporary legal insanity was raised; it was up to the jury to decide whether the defendant knew the nature and quality of his act, or, if he did, whether he knew that the act was wrong.

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  • The defendant is confident she will be found innocent.
  • The jury did not know about the defendant had a long criminal history.

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