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MENTALLY DEFECTIVE

Note:  As of October 1, 2013, this term is no longer used.  It has been replaced with "impaired because of mental disability or disease."

"Mentally defective" means that a person suffers from a mental disease or defect which renders such person incapable of appraising the nature of such person's conduct. 

Source:  General Statutes 53a-65 (4) (applies to Part VI:  Sex Offenses, 53a-67 -- 53a-90a).

 

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