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Months-old report was OK for competency hearing  (access required)

  A trial judge properly relied on an eight-month-old psychiatric report to deem a defendant fit to stand trial even though he’d twice been deemed unfit for trial between his arrest and his competency hearing, the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled, overturning a decision by the state’s Court of Appeals.  Harley Allen, who is intellectually disabled, ...

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