careful examination of the defendant personally and of all the evidence
the following facts:
frequent and in some cases daily—during the several months last
had by the defendant with the Tombs physicians, chaplains, keepers,
attendants, and the probation officer these persons failed
to discover anything irrational in his conduct or speech.
defendant has taken an active part in the conduct of the trial, has
numerous suggestions orally in court and by letter as to the selection
jurors and the examination of witnesses. Many of these suggestions were
valuable and were adopted by his counsel, and examination of the
referred to shows that generally the suggestions contained in them were
material, sensible, and apparently the product of a sane mind.
the testimony of numerous experts called by the district attorney and
defendant's counsel is irreconcilable that given by certain experts who
personally examined the defendant during- the trial and since the
of the commission, and who of all the alienists examined had greatest
opportunity of observing, disclosed the fact that no indication of
the present could be found in the speech, conduct, or physical
condition of the
direct oral and physical examination of the defendant by the
themselves disclosed no insanity in the defendant at the present time.
Upon all of the facts it is our opinion that at the time of our examination the said Harry K. Thaw was and is sane and was not and is not in a state of idiocy, imbecility, lunacy, or insanity so as to be incapable of rightly understanding his own condition, the nature of the charges against him, and of conducting his defense in a rational manner.
"Harry Thaw expressed pleasure with the Commission's finding: "It is
what I expected. I am as sane as any man on earth.")