This case involves an indigent man who was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of a couple and their two children and possession of illegal firearms. At his arraignment, the man’s behavior was so odd that the trial judge ordered him to be examined by a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist found him incompetent to stand trial and committed him. Six weeks later, the man was released from the state mental hospital and found competent to stand trial because he was on antipsychotic drugs. When his trial resumed, the man’s attorney notified the prosecution that he would use the insanity defense and the attorney requested a psychiatric evaluation at the State’s expense to determine the man’s mental state at the time of the crime. The court denied the man’s request for an evaluation and there was no evidence presented at trial as to the man’s sanity at the time of the crime. The man was convicted of murder and was sentenced to the death penalty. The man appealed his conviction on the basis that he should have been provided the services of a court-appointed forensic psychiatrist since he was indigent.