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Attorney Seeks Mental Evaulation

By Daryl Kelley

A Superior Court judge this week ordered the mental evaluation of Alex Medina after defense lawyers said they had doubts about the youth’s ability to assist in his own defense.A competency hearing to discuss the evaluation was set for Jan. 8. If both sides accept the evaluation’s findings and conclusion, a full hearing would not be needed, attorneys said. “If an attorney has a doubt of a client’s competency to stand trial, he has to bring it to the attention of the court,” defense lawyer Scott Wippert said in an interview Wednesday.

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