FayObserver.com – Shareef: Conviction highlights the limits of law and medicine alike

At one level, Abdullah El-Amin Shareef’s conviction for first-degree murder seems a fairly obvious miscarriage of justice.

If Shareef, who is paranoid schizophrenic and ran down five strangers in a 2004 road rampage that took him from Fayetteville to northern Harnett County, is sane, then why even pretend to have such a verdict as “not guilty by reason of insanity”?

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