United States District Court, Western District of Missouri, Western Division
April 14, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
RICHARD J. FRANCISCO, Defendant.
ORDER AFFIRMING MAGISTRATE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
On November 19, 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. Ryan Nybo, who prepared a report dated March 3, 2015. A competency hearing was held before United States Magistrate Judge Sarah Hays on March 17, 2015.
On March 19, 2015, Judge Hays 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 Hays is adopted in its entirety. This Court finds that Defendant is competent to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him, to assist properly in his defense, and to stand trial.