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Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Rocori shooter’s convictions:

A few months back I posted that the attorneys for Rocori High School shooter John Jason McLaughlin were trying to have his conviction overturned. The attorney argued that Minnesota’s insanity law, known as the M’Naghten Rule, is outdated and that it doesn’t apply to teens. If you remember McLaughlin shot and killed Aaron Rollins and Seth Bartell with Seth being the intended target. Attorneys for McLaughlin argued that he suffered from suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and only intended to wound Seth Bartell. In my unprofessional opinion, he only suffered from “I’m faking it”-itis.

Anyway the Minnesota Supreme Court has refused to rule on the appeal stating that the defense did not argue this point at trial.

McLaughlin is serving consecutive life terms in prison.

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