It seems like many criminals have an excuse for their actions. However, few criminals resort to such far-fetched excuses as those of these criminals - that they were hypnotized when they committed their crimes.
Just 100 years ago, the defense that a killer was hypnotized while committing a crime was, in some instances, sufficient for a criminal to walk free. Many criminals who give a hypnosis defense claim to be helpless pawns of mind control, puppets of some powerful mastermind. It even has its own name - the Svengali defense. Whether the following "hypnotized" criminals were really victims themselves or not, you'll have to decide for yourself.
Thomas McDonald Murdered A Man And Was Acquitted Because He Was Hypnotized
Jerome Ferreri Was Murdered By A 'Hypnotized' Handyman
A French Playboy Was Murdered By A Man And Woman Who Claimed To Be Hypnotized
Hans Wisbom And Kaj Moller Were Murdered By An Allegedly Hypnotized Prisoner
Hypnotized By A Stranger, The Young 'Ms. E' Tried To Kill Her Husband