Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Illness: The Minissale Trial

Attorneys Brockton Hunter and Ryan Else tell the story of a marine who brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend and attempted to kill her husband.

Date & Time:

Monday, March 14, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Admission:

Free—lunch included

Location:

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235

Levi Minissale was a marine who, during and after his service, started showing signs of a severe mental illness. In 2013, Minissale brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend and attempted to kill his ex-girlfriend's husband after being ordered by voices in his head to kill all that were involved in an imaginary conspiracy. Shortly after his offense, Levi was civilly committed as mentally ill and dangerous, and he was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder, bipolar type.

Attorneys from Brockton Hunter Law Office—a criminal defense firm that specializes in defending veterans—took this case to trial, and after a two week bifurcated trial, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Illness. Attorneys Brockton Hunter and Ryan Else will share their story.

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