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Criminal – Speedy Trial – Competency Evaluation (access required)

Although defendant has been continuously in custody since Feb. 13, 2007, when a JDR court determined there was probable cause to believe defendant had murdered his father, a Fairfax Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion to dismiss the indictment for statutory speedy trial violation. The parties disagree about whether the issuance of the Oct. 31, 2008, competency ...