I found the documentary Sleep Walkers Who Kill on Netflix. I was intrigued by the title, because some of my family members have been known to sleep walk.
They usually do funny things in their sleep and we just laugh about it the next day (for example: eating an entire box of cookies or flushing clothes down the toilet). The one thing they have in common is a lack of awareness of what they were doing at the time and they often don’t remember the event.
What if someone has a sleep walking disorder mixed with night terrors? What if this combination causes them to attack their loved ones? What if they actually kill someone in their sleep? Should they be arrested and sent to prison or should they be required to undergo psychiatric treatment and be allowed to maintain their freedom?