United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Chattanooga
February 3, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
RONDA ANN LEONARD.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
WILLIAM B. CARTER, Magistrate Judge.
A December 4, 2014, letter from Mike Babcock, Warden of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Detention Center in Houston, Texas was received by the undersigned Magistrate Judge. Attached to the letter were an Evaluation of Competency and a Forensic Report. It is the opinion of the examiner that "Defendant currently appears competent to proceed. With respect to the issue of responsibility, the Defendant does not appear to suffer from a severe mental disease or defect that would have impaired her ability to appreciate the nature, quality, or wrongfulness of her behavior at the time of the offense." (Doc. 50 at 19).
A Notice of Waiver of Competency Hearing signed by defendant was filed on February 2, 2015 (Doc. 58). The Court therefore RECOMMENDS on the basis of the waiver and the Reports that defendant be found competent to stand trial.