Docket No. 115617.

627 N.W.2d 276 (2001)

464 Mich. 223

PEOPLE of the State of Michigan, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. James A. CARPENTER, Defendant-Appellant.

Supreme Court of Michigan.

June 12, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jennifer M. Granholm, Attorney General, Thomas L. Casey, Solicitor General, Michael D. Thomas, Prosecuting Attorney, and Janet M. Boes, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Saginaw, MI, for the people.

Gurewitz & Raben, P.L.C. (by Harold Gurewitz), Detroit, MI, for the defendant-appellant.

Amicus Curiae: Jeffrey L. Sauter, President, Prosecuting Attorneys Association, David G. Gorcyca, Prosecuting Attorney, Joyce F. Todd, Chief, Appellate Division, and Anica Letica, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Pontiac, MI, for the people of the state of Michigan.


YOUNG, Justice.

Defendant presented evidence at his bench trial that, although not legally insane, he lacked the mental capacity to form the specific intent required for the crimes of first-degree home invasion, M.C.L. § 750.110a(2), and felonious assault, M.C.L. § 750.82. The trial court found defendant guilty of both offenses, and the Court of Appeals affirmed.

We originally granted leave to consider whether the lower courts properly...

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