Pa. judge says attorney on gurney is competent

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - December 10, 2010

Fayette County Judge Steve Leskinen on Thursday rejected arguments about 53-year-old Mark Morrison's alleged mental and medical condition.

At the competency hearing, a prosecution psychiatrist testified Morrison's answers on some tests raised "red flags" that he may be faking, including naming the months of the year as "A, B, C, X and Q."

Morrison's defense psychiatrist also couldn't rule out malingering. Both doctors said Morrison should be carefully monitored in a care facility to determine whether he's really ill.

Morrison's trial will start Jan. 3.

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