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Judge orders Spokane killing suspect to undergo more psychological treatment

Oct. 15, 2018 Updated Mon., Oct. 15, 2018 at 10:44 p.m.

A judge ordered a man investigators say killed his ex-girlfriend outside of her Spokane Valley home late last year to undergo a third round of competency restoration treatment at Eastern State Hospital after twice being found not competent to stand trial.

David M. Campbell, 38, is accused of stabbing Jamie R. Bradshaw on the morning of Nov. 7, in the driveway of her home in the 18600 block of East Bridgeport Avenue. The two share a child together. He remains in custody at Eastern State Hospital on a $1 million bond.

On Aug. 13, Spokane County Superior Court ordered Campbell to a third 90-day stay at Eastern – four months after a sanity commission assessment by Dr. William Grant of Eastern found Campbell displayed symptoms common with delusional disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.

In his report included in court records, Grant wrote the defendant “exhibits paranoid thinking” of “psychotic proportions.” Among his reasoning for declaring Campbell not suitable to stand trial was the defendant’s unwillingness to work with his court-appointed public defenders, Mark Lorenz and Andrea Crumpler.

According to Grant’s report, Campbell knows that he is charged with second-degree murder and can recall the events of the day, but reportedly has not discussed any of those details with his attorneys. Lorenz told Grant that Campbell seemed “overly concerned with coincidence” and believed other people were listening in on his conversations.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say Campbell stabbed Bradshaw’s upper body multiple times and left her lying in a pool of blood on the driveway of her home, where she lived with several roommates but not Campbell. Court records say a roommate reportedly heard the two arguing before Campbell sped away in a vehicle. He was arrested later that day.

In an April 3 interview, Grant noted Campbell had expressive language skills and a linear train of thought, but upon follow-up sessions, showed signs that made it “obvious that he was delusional.” He Campbell believed federal officers were watching him in the Spokane County Jail and was suspicious of at least one of his attorneys.

The court sided with Grant, and on April 26, he was ordered to complete a 90-day stay at the hospital.

While there, Grant recorded further observations of psychotic behavior, but his attending physician at Eastern disagreed, saying he believed Campbell was “malingering,” meaning feigning illness and symptoms.

In its most recent ruling, the court further ruled the hospital could involuntarily administer medication to Campbell.

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