The Killer Sleepwalker

Some people talk in their sleep, some people walk in their sleep. 

Some people even kill in their sleep. 

Take Steven Steinberg, who fatally stabbed his wife 26 times while sleepwalking. 

Steinberg, who had a history of sleep disturbances, claimed no memory of the events. 

At trial, Steinberg’s attorney Bob Hirsh advanced the theory that Steinberg’s wife—a woman Hirsh dubbed a “Jewish American Princess”—had driven Steinberg temporarily insane, forcing him into intermittent dissociative states. 

Apparently it was during one of these states, akin to sleepwalking, that Steinberg killed his wife. 

Because Steinberg was deemed sane upon acquittal, he walked out of the courtroom a free man.