Episode 5 of Crime Historian: the Podcast is a short episode detailing three stories about people who committed bizarre crimes/actions and then successfully used the sleepwalking defense. In 1987, a Canadian man drove to his mother-in-law’s house and killed her while he slept. In 1859, a British woman threw her baby out the window while she dreamed her apartment building was on fire. In 2005, a man was acquitted of rape after claiming he had been sleepwalking while committing the act. Tune in to episode 5 here or on your favorite podcast app to learn more about these stories: https://soundcloud.com/user-293072616/episode-5-sleepwalking-and-criminality .
Note: It’s been over a year and a half since we released an episode. Life has settled down a bit since then, so be expecting new episodes more regularly!
- The Book of Strange and Curious Legal Oddities: Pizza Police, Illicit Fishbowls, and Other Anomalies of the Law That Make Us All Unsuspecting Criminals by Nathan Belofsky