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Court acquits Greg Halman's brother

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Jason Halman was acquitted by a Dutch court Thursday in the fatal stabbing of his brother, Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman, last year, on the grounds of temporarily insanity.

Rotterdam District said Jason Halman "was in a state of psychosis at the time of the stabbing," and couldn't be held accountable for his actions.

Greg Halman made his major-league debut with the Mariners in 2011, and batted .230 in 35 games. That winter, the 24-year-old died after being stabbed in the neck Nov. 21 at an apartment in Rotterdam, reportedly after a fight over loud music.

Jason Halman was allowed to walk free after psychiatric and psychological assessments found "there is only a remote chance of any reoccurrence; it is well possible that the psychosis has been a singular event," the court said in a written statement.
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