Why was Glen Race guilty of murder in America, but not in Canada?

“Race had been battling serious mental illness since his early 20s. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, he had been committed to psychiatric hospitals on at least four occasions in Nova Scotia. His family had tried desperately to get him help, but nothing worked. Race lacked insight into his illness — a hallmark symptom of the disease — and did not accept that he was sick and needed treatment. Psychosis made him believe the world was inhabited by vampires and demons, and that he had been sent by God on a mission to purify the Earth.”

Amy Dempsey – Toronto Star – August 2016

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