January 27, 2023

Home Invasion Attacker Not Responsible/Aquitted Because He Was High

A Bangor Daily News review of court records reveals a complicated, unusual case. Court documents say Klim attacked Lang shortly after smoking medical marijuana, and two medical experts who testified in court said the marijuana use may have exacerbated his psychiatric disorder and pushed him over the edge of reality.

Yet in his verdict, Justice Robert Murray did not mention Klim’s marijuana use. He said Klim suffered a psychotic episode at the time of the attack, and state prosecutors did not prove he had the culpable state of mind necessary to be found guilty.<<<Read More>>>