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PEOPLE v. ARY, A095433

Evidence, including that of his mental retardation, was sufficient to raise a reasonable doubt as to defendant's competence to stand trial; the failure to order a competency hearing per Penal Code section 1368 deprived him of a fair trial.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/20/2004
  • Published 05/20/2004


  • HAERLE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Martin N. Buchanan and James Kyle Gee, under appointments by the Court of Appeal under the First DistrictAppellate ProjectIndependent Case System, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robet R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, George F. Hindall, III, Assistant Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Joan Killeen, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent.
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