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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Michael Keith Spell’

Montana Murder Case: Is Suspect Mentally Competent?

In a Montana murder case that has compelled the attention of the national media corps, the fate of a man accused of murdering a school teacher hinges on more than if he committed the act—it’s whether he is mentally competent enough to stand trial. According to Boston.com via the Associated Press, a psychiatrist for the prosecutors said that Michael Keith …

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Montana Murder Case: Is Suspect Competent?

A Montana murder trial may not go forward if the suspect’s defense can show that he is mentally unfit to stand trial. The defense attorneys for 24-year-old Michael Keith Spell argue that his tendency to distort past events makes him unable to adequately defend himself in court. He is also alleged to have the mental intelligence of an 11-year-old boy. …

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Montana Murder Case Suspect Seeks to Avoid Trial

Prosecutors are expected to call on doctors from the Montana state mental hospital Tuesday to support their claim that a Colorado man is fit to stand trial in the killing of a teacher in the heart of the Bakken oil patch. Defense experts testified Monday that 24-year-old Michael Keith Spell is not fit to stand trial because he is prone …

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Montana Murder Case: Colorado Man Suspected Of Murder Seeks To Avoid Trial

Michael Keith Spell, 24, was charged with the attempted kidnapping and murder of Sherry Arnold, a 43-year-old high school teacher who was found in a shallow grave. On January 2012, Arnold never came back from her morning jog. Her body was discovered two months after her disappearance. On Monday, the defense testified that Spell is not fit for trial, as …

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