Pickens v. State

In Pickens v. State, 96 Wis. 2d 549, 563-64, 292 N.W.2d 601 (1980), the defendant exhibited beliefs that were "somewhat out of the ordinary" and made references to astrology and religion which may have antagonized some members of the jury. See Pickens, 96 Wis. 2d at 570. Nevertheless, the supreme court held that this did not reflect a mental defect which prevented the defendant from presenting his defense. See id.