Ten years ago, then-26-year-old songwriter John Rohrer, troubled about loss of a recent job, was experiencing a delayed reaction to a street hallucinogen he had tried. Dazed, he went to visit a friend but entered the wrong house to wait for her. When the true owner returned to the unlocked house, he was not sympathetic as Rohrer tried to explain his confusion and leave.
Rohrer waited while police were called to arrest him. Ross County prosecutors soon swung into action, charging Rohrer with felony burglary, although no offense had been committed other than the entry. For some two years Ross County prosecutors pushed for incarceration for this first offense.
In June 2008, with no one understanding at the time that the offense was drug related, Rohrer was persuaded to enter a plea of NGRI – “not guilty…
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