Request for New Trial and Opportunity to Raise Insanity Defense Based on Newly Discovered Evidence of Dissociative Identity Disorder Refused

Orndorff v. Commonwealth, 613 S.E.2d 876 (Va. Ct. App. 2005)

The use of diagnoses of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) tends to be particularly controversial in the legal system.  Concerns have been raised about the validity of this diagnosis, its identification, its potential for manipulation, and its application in legal proceedings...

Found in DMHL Volume 25 Issue 1