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S6 E57: The Trial of Michael Barisone: The Defense Psychologist — Part 2

Season 6, Ep. 57

In The Defense Psychologist — Part 2, we continue to explore Edward Bilinkas’s direct examination of Dr. Charles Hasson, whose testimony as a psychologist supplements the testimony of Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Simring regarding the defendant’s mental state. 



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