The Court of Appeal held that the trial court abused its direction in denying appellant’s request to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. The Court found that appellant had “made a sufficient showing” of good cause under PC 1016, as construed by People v. Lutman (1980) 104 Cal.App.3d 64, by showing: (1) there had been a complete breakdown in communication between appellant and his various attorneys; and (2) appellant’s attorneys and the trial court also contributed to the overall delay in entering the NGI plea.