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Wed., Aug. 12, 2009, 8:32 a.m.

HBO Poll: Joseph Duncan

When a psychiatrist visited Joseph Edward Duncan III at the jail in Indio, Calif., on Sunday, he asked if Duncan thought he was mentally competent to stand trial. Duncan paused, smiled and answered, “According to your definition, I’m probably incompetent,” Dr. James Merikangas testified during a competency trial in an Indio courtroom Tuesday. Merikangas concluded in his testimony that Duncan is psychotic, wants to plead guilty for his crimes and doesn’t care about dying/John Asbury, Riverside Press-Enterprise. More here.

  • Tuesday's Poll: 83 of 95 (88%) to the daily poll said Coeur d'Alene Police were correct in ticketing 3 men involved in circulating Aryan Nations literature. Full results here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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