Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, today we are here for the mistake that has bee

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, today we are here for the mistake that has been made. It was a drastic and deadly act, but it was still a mistake. My client is here today because he has admitted to murdering the master of the house. This action is clearly wrong, but my client committed this crime due to a temporary insanity.
Before the act, my client had been incredibly kind to his master. He had no reason or motive to commit this crime. This insanity drove my client to constantly watch his master as he slept. He watched his master for many nights. This action of continued observation for no reason is not the action of a sane individual. My client continues to ask why you would call him mad, but would a sane person behave in the way that he did? My client also discussed how he was nervous. What was he nervous about? Was there a reason for him to be nervous? No. It is clear that he was so nervous or anxious due to his mental breakdown.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, when a crime is being committed, the individual is usually nervous or scared. In the case of my client, he says that he smiled “gaily” as he held the mattress over his master. We do not dispute that he committed the crime, but an individual who is happy or relieved to finally have committed such a heinous crime could not reasonably be considered healthy or sane. My client’s continued stating that he is sane, just makes this belief as more evidence that he is in fact not sane, and needs to be examined for a mental breakdown.