Richard Bricken, a criminal defense attorney in Frederick, who is impartial to the case, explained the logistics behind the mental disorder defense.
"There has to be a mental disorder first then the second part of the test comes in later when the doctors determine whether the rest of the test applies," said Bricken.
A person can be found not criminally responsible if that person can not understand the criminality of conduct at the time of the crime, Bricken explained.
In a conversation with Gary E. Proctor, Williams' defense lawyer, Proctor stated that Williams has a history of mental health issues, and trouble distinguishing right from wrong. But supporters of Anayah and her foster family are not buying it.
"We think that it was a typical defense plea and we do have confidence that the state's attorney's office is going to go ahead and prove otherwise," said Cathy Sipocz, Co-founder of Anayah's Advocates.
Sipocz, remains hopeful that there will be justice for the little girl whose life was taken all too soon.
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