This might be the first smart thing Nowak’s done in the whole sordid affair. What juror is going to look at a 1,000-mile diaper-wearing, overnight psycho drive as “sane?”
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is pursuing an insanity defense on charges that she assaulted and tried to kidnap a romantic rival, according to a document released Tuesday.
Circuit Court Judge Marc L. Lubet unsealed Nowak’s notice of intent to rely on the insanity defense. Florida law requires such a notice before trial to let prosecutors prepare.
Defense attorney Donald Lykkebak said in the filing that Nowak suffered from major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and “brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors.”
“This notice does not challenge competence to stand trial, but only raises insanity at the time of the offense,” he wrote.
If bat-shiat crazy can’t get her off she’s in deep doo-doo…