Convicted killer still at St. Louis jail, not at a prison

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, June 08 2015 Jun 8, 2015 Monday, June 08, 2015 1:55:02 PM CDT June 08, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A convicted killer was still at a St. Louis jail Monday, not a prison, almost seven years after he fatally stabbed his grandmother.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the case of Calvin Brown shows how the wheels of justice can slow down when dealing with defendants who may have a mental illness.

Multiple judges, attorneys and medical experts said Brown was uncooperative with them in working on his case. A doctor hired by the defense to determine if Brown was fit to stand trial said in 2010 that Brown refused to talk to him twice. A Missouri Department of Mental Health worker said Brown refused to discuss his case with him.

Brown ultimately was found competent to stand trial in 2013 and was found guilty. He was being held at the St. Louis City Justice Center awaiting sentencing in August.

 

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