Nice example of the mentality of the mainstream media. This morning at a newsstand, and every paper had a similar headline -- most along the lines of "He won't stand trial!" and some a bit more subtle. The point was clear however, the press (and by Murdochish relation, the public) wanted Huntley to stand trial, whatever his mental condition. I have a hard time believing that the same papers would champion Hartley if he was actually innocent yet through personal incompetence thanks to any mental illness he was mistakenly convicted. The press seem to shout non-stop about the seemingly endless cases of the police extracting confessions, when the person was actually innocent, yet they're quite willing to let someone who's mentally ill, yet committed the wrong crime, stand trial.
If he's shown to be not guilty, through trial or otherwise, do you think he'll ever lead a normal life again? He'd probably have to change his name, his appearance, where he lives and would still most likely be killed by some sort vigilantes "avenging the death of Holly and Jessica".
Your bone's got a little machine