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Mountain View murder trial stalled over mental competency question

Original post made on Aug 10, 2019

The criminal case against a man accused of killing a homeless man in downtown Mountain View in 2017 has barely budged this year, stalled by the need to determine whether the defendant is mentally fit to stand trial.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 9, 2019, 1:33 PM

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Posted by News Commenter
a resident of North Bayshore
on Aug 10, 2019 at 3:58 am

How can this defendant drag things out by simply refusing to meet with the court-assigned psychiatrist? This knowing manipulation of the system should create a presumption of competence to stand trial. He allegedly beat a homeless man to death in front of City Hall, according to news at the time. Is it because the victim was low-profile that this is not being pushed harder?

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