Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 47. Insanity and Competency to Stand Trial
Section 40. Form of Verdict When Evidence of Mental Disease or Defect Admissible.
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AS 12.47.040. Form of Verdict When Evidence of Mental Disease or Defect Admissible.

(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

(1) guilty;

(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 jury must find beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime and find by a preponderance of the evidence 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.

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