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17-4008 - USA v. Blankenship


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17-4008 - USA v. Blankenship
March 16, 2017
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ORDER as to Laura Beth Blankenship: The Govt has asked the Court to (1) order that a psychiatric or psychological report be filed with the Court pursuant to 18 U.S.C. ยง 4241(b) and (2) set a hearing to determine deft's competency to stand trial as provided by 18:4241(a) (Doc. No. 13). Deft has not filed a response in opposition. Accordingly, the Govt's motion is GRANTED. The Court ORDERS that a competency evaluation and report be completed and prepared by Dr. Kimberly P. Brown, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Vanderbilt Forensic Evaluation Team. This evaluation may take place at a time and date that is convenient to Dr. Brown and to the parties no later than 4/28/2017. Upon completion of the examination, the report shall be filed with the Court, with copies provided to counsel for deft and the Govt, after which a competency hearing shall be scheduled as appropriate. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern on 3/16/2017. (as)