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Context of Conviction

To place Kenny's Legal plight into proper context some things need to be briefly mentioned. First, it is not disputed that Kenny fatally shot Kim. The only  question at issue is: Why? At trial, the prosecution presented evidence that suggested intense marital problems between Kenny and Kim provoked him to overreact with violence. By contrast, defense counsel unsuccessfully tried to offer evidence demonstrating that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused Kenny to react so disproportionately to Kim's verbal and  physical attacks. It should also be noted, that prior to the shooting, Kenny had been treated by medical and mental health professionals for anxiety and depression(FN 2). As part of his treatment plan the antidepressant, Zoloft (25mg) had been prescribed(FN 3). By now, you may be wondering: What does a mental health issue have to do with an actual innocence claim by someone who admits to shooting his wife? The short answer? Everything!