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New Jersey Criminal Law

My story takes place in Newark, New Jersey in the present day (ie. 2006). My character, Michael, has a non-incestuous obsession with his brother, perhaps a very severe case of OCD. Basically, he will do anything to make sure his brother is happy. He doesn't know that he is doing anything wrong due to his poor mental state, but his obsession results in Michael murdering his parents and one of his brother's university professors.

My query is what the consequences of these murders would be in court. What would the sentence for these murders be? Would he be able to plea insanity in exchange for a lesser sentence? And if the answer to that is yes, what would the lesser sentence be exactly?

EDIT: Also, what would visitation rights of the brother be in the case of being sent to a state mental hospital and what would be the procedure during these visits?
Tags: usa: government: law enforcement (misc), usa: new jersey

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