Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Eagle Mtn. Standoff Hearing Continued

"A hearing for Matthew Graham regarding an Eagle Mountain standoff was continued Monday as attorneys tried to sort out psychological exam issues. Graham was evaluated by two doctors for an insanity defense, but public defender Lisa Estrada said the reports are conflicting. One doctor found that Graham suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, but failed to address guilty but mentally ill or diminished capacity defenses. Another doctor also failed to address diminished capacity. Prosecutor Doug Finch said he has not seen both of the reports for Graham. The hearing was continued for an additional two weeks to give doctors time to address all of the issues. Graham is accused in a four-and-a-half-hour standoff with police after holding his wife and children hostage for an hour with two handguns." -Daily Herald

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