Experts say Pa. attorney may be faking infirmity
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - November 18, 2010 -- Doctors say a western Pennsylvania attorney wheeled into a competency hearing on a gurney may be faking a mental infirmity.
After more than four hours of testimony Wednesday, a Fayette County judge gave attorneys until month's end to make additional arguments about 53-year-old Mark Morrison's condition.
Morrison was charged in 2006 with stealing $99,000 from two elderly couples he represented. His trial has repeatedly been delayed by alleged health and mental problems.
A prosecution psychiatrist testified Morrison's answers on some tests raised "red flags" that he may be faking, including naming the months of the year as "A, B, C, X and Q."
Morrison's defense psychiatrist also couldn't rule out malingering and both doctors say he should be carefully monitored in a care facility to determine whether he's really ill.
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