(a) In a prosecution for a crime when the affirmative defense of insanity is raised under AS 12.47.010 , or when evidence of a mental disease or defect of the defendant is otherwise admissible at trial under AS 12.47.020 , the trier of fact shall find, and the verdict shall state, whether the defendant is
Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 12.47.040
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
(2) not guilty;
(3) not guilty by reason of insanity; or
(4) guilty but mentally ill.
(b) To return a verdict under (a)(4) of this section, the fact finder must find beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime and that, when the defendant committed the crime, the defendant was guilty but mentally ill as defined in AS 12.47.030 .
(c) When the jury is instructed as to the verdicts under (a) of this section, it shall also be instructed on the dispositions available under AS 12.47.050 and 12.47.090.