United States District Court, W.D. Missouri, Western Division
February 5, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
EDWARD GRIMES, Defendant.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
ROBERT E. LARSEN, Magistrate Judge.
On November 10, 2014, defendant filed a motion for judicial determination of mental competency. He was examined by Jessica Micono, Psy.D., a forensic psychologist, in Littleton, Colorado, who filed a report dated January 16, 2015.
On February 4, 2015, I held a competency hearing. Defendant was present, represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Carie Allen. The government was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Catherine Connelly. The parties stipulated to the contents and findings of Dr. Micono (Tr. at 2).
Based upon the uncontroverted evidence stipulated to by the parties in this case, I find that the defendant is competent to stand trial and to assist in his defense. Therefore, it is
RECOMMENDED that the court, after making an independent review of the record and applicable law, enter an order finding defendant competent to stand trial and to assist in his defense.
Counsel waived the 14-day objection period set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (Tr. at 3). Any objections to this Report and Recommendation shall be filed by February 6, 2015.