August 12, 2009 in Idaho, Nation/World

‘Pardon the expression, but he’s crazy,’ doctor says of Duncan

John Asbury The (Riverside, Calif.) Press-Enterprise
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INDIO, CALIF. - 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.

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