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611.026 Criminal responsibility of mentally ill or deficient.

No person shall be tried, sentenced, or punished for any crime while mentally ill or mentally deficient so as to be incapable of understanding the proceedings or making a defense; but the person shall not be excused from criminal liability except upon proof that at the time of committing the alleged criminal act the person was laboring under such a defect of reason, from one of these causes, as not to know the nature of the act, or that it was wrong.

HIST: (9915) RL s 4756; 1971 c 352 s 1; 1986 c 444