This day in history: Jan. 21, 1994

Lorena Bobbitt found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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There's been a verdict in the trial of the arena Bob of the woman charged with the sexual mutilation of her husband here's ABC's Al dale. After the jury had deliberated about six hours the judge announced there was a verdict. Not yet it is moving as charged in the indictment by the group. And it. A jury of seven women and five men apparently agreed with the defendant that she snapped and was not in control of herself the night she severed her husband's penis. John Bobbitt who denied her accusations of abuse was not in court today the man who prosecuted mrs. Bobbitt says justice was not certain. I have a certain amount certain permitted but but I can't and doesn't. Justify what she did a defense attorney said Lorraine appeared not to understand the verdict has she she said is that good. And and we tell her it was good. The judge denied a defense motion to set mrs. Bobbitt pre. Citing state law that requires commitment to a mental institution for testing if the defendant is found not guilty by reason of insanity. Okay. As dozens of supporters cheered the verdict. Lorena Bobbitt was taken into custody and rushed away the Central State hospital. He's expected to be there at least 45 days this was a second loss for the prosecutor in the Bobbitt case Commonwealth's attorney Paul Ebert. First Butler and as husband John on trial for marital rape and Bobbitt was acquitted that he tried the wife for the cutting and today lost again. Al dale ABC news Manassas Virginia.

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