The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Suspect won’t talk to adults: One of the many recurring themes here at TTRR is it really hacks me when slimy defense lawyers and even slimier criminals try using legitimate conditions like Autism and Asperger’s as criminal defenses. In the annals of this website that defense has never been successful until now. If you’ve been …

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Competency test result withheld: I’ve posted about Robert Derderian before. He’s the 19-year-old supposed autistic from New Hampshire who allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl and videotaping the assault. He’s also accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl several times. He’s not speaking to his attorney which she claims is because of autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, …

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Student arraigned on more sexual assault charges: I originally posted about Robert Derderian here. He’s the 18-year-old accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and videotaping the assault. The wrinkle, in this case, is that Derderian allegedly has autism and isn’t talking to his attorney. At a hearing on those charges last week, public defender …

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I first heard of Asperger Syndrome when I was blogging about the case of William Freund. Freund was a 19-year-old from Aliso Viejo, California who donned a paintball mask and a cape, armed himself with a shotgun, and went on a neighborhood shooting spree. He entered the unlocked home of Vernon Smith and shot and …

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