by reason of

idiom

: because of : due to
He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Examples of by reason of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ransom initially pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 20 Feb. 2024 Du previously pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but withdrew that plea on Tuesday. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Feb. 2024 What qualifies a person as not guilty by reason of insanity, or NGRI, has shifted dramatically over the years. Molly Langmuir, Rolling Stone, 2 Feb. 2024 Ard then entered his plea of not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 29 June 2023 Kevin Salazar entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 Taylor had been acquitted of some of his crimes by reason of insanity and spent many years in and out of mental health facilities. Veronica Fulton, NBC News, 1 Oct. 2023 Salazar's attorney has entered a plea of not guilty and a dual plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on his behalf. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 27 Sep. 2023 The man suspected of killing four people in two Alabama counties has entered pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to capital murder charges. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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“By reason of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20reason%20of. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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