United States District Court, W.D. Missouri, Western Division
July 18, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
KENNA HAIGHT, Defendant.
ORDER AFFIRMING MAGISTRATE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
GREG KAYS, Chief District Judge.
On April 1, 2014, the Court ordered Defendant to undergo an examination pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4241 for a judicial determination of Defendant's mental competency. Defendant was examined by Dr. Tammy E. Sheehan, who prepared a report dated May 16, 2014. A competency hearing was held before United States Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer on June 17, 2014.
On June 25, 2014, Judge Maughmer entered a "Report and Recommendation, " recommending that Defendant be declared competent to stand trial. No objections were filed by the parties. Therefore, after making an independent, de novo review of the record and applicable law, it is
ORDERED that the "Report and Recommendation" of Magistrate Judge Maughmer is adopted in its entirety. This Court finds that Defendant is competent to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against her, to assist properly in her defense, and to stand trial.