Fla. Teacher to Claim Insanity in Sex Case
A teacher will claim she was insane due to emotional stress and did not know right from wrong when she had sex numerous times with a 14-year-old student, her attorney said Monday.It's a pretty good bet the Beavis she was doing will be happy to testify to the fact that he put Lafave over the edge with his prodigious skills, but any psychologist will tell you that the insanity defense is a loser (particularly in this case). The Real Deal here is jury selection. If the defense can figure out a way to empanel a dozen fourteen-year-old boys, they'll get an acquittal back faster than it takes a teenager to...well, never mind. And if they can figure out a way to get David Lee Roth or Steven Tyler on the jury as well, the royalties from the vid may cover her legal bills.
"What teacher in her right mind would do something like this?" attorney John Fitzgibbons said after a brief hearing for his client, Debra Lafave, a middle-school reading teacher.
The boy told investigators he and the teacher had sex in a classroom, her house and once in a vehicle while his 15-year-old cousin drove. He said Lafave told him her marriage was in trouble and that she was aroused by the fact that having sex with him was not allowed.