mental competency

mental competency

n. (See: competent)

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He gave the medical testimony, in pointed imitation of our local practitioner; and he piped and shook, as the aged turnpike-keeper who had heard blows, to an extent so very paralytic as to suggest a doubt regarding the mental competency of that witness.
Superior Court Judge Rafael Ongkeko approved Patton State Hospital's certification of mental competency for William Strier, according to Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Zuzga.
The lawyers filed the appeal with the Osaka High Court, saying the Osaka District Court failed to thoroughly examine the mental competency of Takuma, 39, before sentencing him to death.
O'Brien, who said she had concerns about his mental competency to stand trial, based on information in police reports.
The mental examination was ordered by a judge after Raymond Randolph's attorney declared a doubt as to his client's mental competency, prosecutors said.
The defense counsel has asked for an acquittal or a lenient sentence, citing his diminished mental competency at the time of the crime.
Durham, 30, of Fitchburg, will likely be the subject of a mental competency hearing, Judge Elliott L.
The examination would be aimed at mainly identifying his mental competency.
No evidence was presented about Ramirez's mental health, mental competency, background, childhood, physical and mental condition at the time of the crimes during the penalty trial that would allow the jury to consider a punishment other than death.
I have absolutely no desire to do that,'' Mamoru Takuma said when asked by the prosecutors whether he intends to put up a fight about his mental competency to stand trial for the murders at Ikeda Elementary School in June last year.
LANCASTER - A Lancaster man accused of cutting off his cat's head and tail and of accusing a neighbor of putting a spell on him was ordered Wednesday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after his attorney declared a doubt as to his client's mental competency.
At the request of the defense lawyers, the court conducted a mental competency evaluation on Sato.