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United States v. Woods

November 21, 2006

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
FRANKLIN WOODS



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Chief Judge Curtis L. Collier

ORDER

On December 14, 2005, during a hearing before this Court, the Court ordered Defendant Franklin Woods ("Defendant") to undergo a mental competency evaluation. An Order of Commitment for Mental Evaluation was filed on April 19, 2006 to determine: (1) the defendant's mental competency to stand trial and (2) sanity at the time of the offense. The matter was referred to United States Magistrate Judge William B. Carter.

On October 20, 2006, Judge Carter held a psychiatric report hearing, where Dr. Karen Milliner, forensic psychologist with the Federal Medical Facility in Lexington, Kentucky ("FMC Lexington") testified concerning the forensic report prepared by herself and signed by Dr. Michael Helvey, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist at FMC Lexington. The report established Defendant is not experiencing mental deficits severe enough to preclude his competency to proceed. Further, the doctors concluded the defendant was not suffering from a significantly reduced mental capacity contributing substantially to the commission of the alleged offenses.

After carefully reviewing the pleadings, the medical evidence and hearing the testimony of Dr. Milliner, Judge Carter recommended the Court find the defendant competent to stand trial. Defendant has not filed any objections to Judge Carter's report and recommendation.

Therefore, the Court ACCEPTS and ADOPTS the magistrate judge's report and recommendation (Court File No. 123) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), and hereby ORDERS Defendant is competent to stand trial.

SO ORDERED.

CURTIS L. COLLIER CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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