Update on a case of the multiple personality defense.
The Huntsville Item reports:
By Cody Stark
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, USA — “Convicted rapist Billy Joe Harris tried to convince the court he was insane when he took the stand in his burglary of a habitation with intent to commit aggravated sexual assault trial Thursday.”
“What Harris did not talk about were the events from 2009 to 2010 that earned him the nickname the, “Twilight Rapist,” and led to a life sentence for his conviction of the aggravated sexual assault of a disabled elderly woman in Edna. He also said that he had no memory of allegedly breaking into the residence of an elderly Marquez woman and attacking her in July 2009 …” Harris did remember parts of his childhood and military service that the defense is claiming led to his developing multiple personality disorder, which is the key to his plead of not guilty by reason of insanity.”
“The state thought it was convenient that Harris could not remember anything about the aggravated assault in Edna nor the burglary in Marquez on Thursday. The prosecution read back the defendant’s testimony during the Edna trial which showed that Harris claimed one of his other personalities was in a consensual relationship with the Edna victim.
The state also argued that Harris was only claiming to be insane after his other defense tactics failed.”
Retrieved 4/13/12. Full story: http://itemonline.com/