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United States v. Adkins

March 27, 2008

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
RONALD D. ADKINS



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

ORDER

Defendant Ronald D. Adkins ("Defendant") requested a psychiatric/psychological evaluation on August 29, 2007 (Court File No. 35). The request was referred to United States Magistrate Judge William B. Mitchell Carter to conduct an evidentiary hearing and make a report and recommendation ("R&R") pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and (C). Magistrate Judge Carter received a January 30, 2008 letter from Eric Wilson, Warden of the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Chicago, Illinois, and a Forensic Evaluation of Defendant. The findings in the evaluation are Defendant is competent to stand trial and was sane at the time of the alleged offense, and that he does not suffer from a mental disease or defect rendering him mentally incompetent to the extent that he is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him or to assist properly in his defense

Defendant filed a notice Waiver of Competency Hearing pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4247(d) on February 12, 2008 (Court File No. 52). On the basis of the waiver and the evaluation, Magistrate Judge Carter filed a report and recommendation ("R&R") recommending the Court find Defendant competent to stand trial (Court File No. 59). Defendant filed no objections to the magistrate judge's R&R.

Therefore, the Court ACCEPTS and ADOPTS the magistrate judge's report and recommendation (Court File No. 59) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), and hereby ORDERS the following:

(1) The defendant is competent to stand trial.

SO ORDERED.

CURTIS L. COLLIER CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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