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- Doles was accused of attacking three separate Asian-owned liquor stores on May 2.
- He first attacked the security guard of Linden Discount Liquors with a piece of lumber after being denied service for not wearing a mask.
- Doles then went to the second store, where he “kicked a display window display and said f*ck Chinese,” according to Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
- The third store he went to was Wonder Land Liquors. He vandalized the business and was caught on surveillance camera assaulting two Asian American women with a cinder block.
- If convicted of all the charges placed on him, he could face two life sentences with an additional 65 years in prison.
- Like New York, Maryland also follows the Model Penal Code Test, one of the four legal standards that some states use as criteria for an insanity defense plea, as mentioned in FindLaw. Other legal standards include the M’Naghten Rule, the Irresistible Impulse Test and the Durham Rule.
- Under the rule, the defense must prove that the defendant was unable to understand the illegality of their actions due to mental illnesses or disabilities for them to be considered not criminally responsible.
- However, drug consumption, past criminal records and sociopathy have reportedly been excluded from the considered list of insanity defenses.
- If found guilty and criminally not responsible, the defendant would then be handed over to the health department and be admitted to a maximum-security forensic psychiatric hospital.