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Another Not Guilty

  • Birdsall Obear

State of Wisconsin v. LB

Having lived her life as a peaceful, churchgoing member of the community, all who knew her were surprised when L suddenly had a mental breakdown and viciously attacked her husband. She was charged with a serious felony, facing many years in prison.

Kirk worked closely with mental health professionals and advocated vigorously for L, arguing that she should not be held responsible for her actions because she suffered from a temporary mental defect. The judge agreed with Kirk and found L Not Guilty. She finally received the mental health treatment she needed, and was reunited with her husband. Thanks to Kirk, they were able to go on with their lives with this episode put behind them.

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