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United States v. Grimes

United States District Court, Western District of Missouri, Western Division

February 17, 2015

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
EDWARD GRIMES, Defendant.

ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

GREG KAYS, CHIEF JUDGE

On November 10, 2014, Defendant filed a motion for a judicial determination of mental competency under 18 U.S.C. § 4241(a) (Doc. 13). Defendant was examined by Jessica Micono, Psy.D., a forensic psychologist who filed a report (Doc. 15) opining that Defendant is competent to stand trial.

United States Magistrate Judge Robert E. Larsen held a competency hearing during which the parties stipulated to the contents and findings of Dr. Micono’s report. Pursuant to this Court’s prior order (Doc. 2), Judge Larsen issued a report recommending that Defendant be declared competent to stand trial (Doc. 19). While Defendant objects generally to that ruling, neither party filed objections.

The Court has independently reviewed the record and finds Judge Larsen’s report and recommendation is neither clearly erroneous nor contrary to law. Accordingly, it is

ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of Judge Larsen (Doc. 19) is approved, adopted, and incorporated herein. Defendant’s motion (Doc. 13) is denied.


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