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Defense seeks new trial for sex offender

Claims state is skirting Civil Confinement Law with unclear diagnoses

A civilly confined sex offender is trying to get a new trial on the basis that the mental abnormality he was diagnosed with is not specifically listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The offender, identified in court papers as Shannon S., was diagnosed by a state doctor in 2009, as the end ...