Unformatted text preview: sleep walking incidents or just sleep walking in general. If it was a a one time deal, I almost think you could not credit him with sleepwalking as a defense because if so I think a lot of people would try to use that a defense. Since the man had numerous cases of sleepwalking, it was proven he had a medical problem that needed to be solved. I think you have to hold the man responsible for his actions, I do not think he gets off free without any punishment unless families understand the situation. I think he needs to be at least on probation or some other kind of punishment if he is not going to be charge with murder of two people. I think he needs to undergo more medical studies to see if he continues his sleepwalking ways and I think they need to try and find a way to solve it. I also think if anyone else wants to try and use sleepwalking as a defense needs to undergo these same procedures to see if they really have the somnambulism problems....
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- Spring '08
- Somnambulism, Parasomnia, medical disease, sleep walking incidents