Man found not guilty of snatching boy

July 30, 2008 6:50:39 AM PDT
A Chicago man accused of snatching a 4-year-old boy from a group of other children during a trip to a shopping mall has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.Nineteen-year-old Arthur Robinzine was ordered Tuesday by Kane County Circuit Judge Allen Anderson to undergo further psychiatric treatment. He has been in the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services since January.

In his ruling, Anderson said Robinzine "lacked the substantial capacity to appreciate the criminality of his conduct" at the time of his arrest.

Robinzine was charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, unlawful restraint, aggravated battery and resisting arrest.

He is accused of grabbing the boy from a Head Start program in Elgin on Dec. 6. The children had gone to the mall in West Dundee to play on indoor playground equipment.


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