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Raced to Death in 1920s Hawai iInjustice and Revenge in the Fukunaga Case$
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Jonathan Y. Okamura

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042607

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042607.001.0001

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The Insanity Question

The Insanity Question

(p.117) 5. The Insanity Question
Raced to Death in 1920s Hawai i

Jonathan Y. Okamura

University of Illinois Press

This chapter considers whether Fukunaga was legally sane or insane when he killed Gill Jamieson, a lingering issue because of the ninety-minute examination given him by the three psychiatrists who testified he was legally sane. The chapter reviews the study by University of Hawai‘i professor Lockwood Myrick Jr., who contended Fukunaga was legally insane because he was compelled by a force he could not withstand—his desire for revenge against the Hawaiian Trust Co. Besides the inability to differentiate between right and wrong, being unable to resist a compelling force was another criterion of legal insanity according to Hawai‘i law. The chapter argues that, based on his actions and statements, Fukunaga appeared to know the difference between right and wrong and that killing Gill was wrong.

Keywords:   legally insane, sane, psychiatrists, Lockwood Myrick Jr., compelling force, revenge

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